Gay Facebook founder’s husband to run for US Congress

Sean Eldridge, husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, is planning to run for a seat in New York in 2014

Gay Facebook founder’s husband to run for US Congress
08 February 2013

The husband of the co-founder of Facebook’s is planning to run for US Congress.

Sean Eldridge, the 26-year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, submitted forms this week to run as a Democrat for a congressional seat in New York in 2014.

The seat, representing New York’s 19th district in the Hudson Valley, is currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, but his constituents voted for Democract president Barack Obama in last November’s US election.

Eldridge, a supporter of LGBT rights and advisor of Freedom to Marry, a campaign for marriage equality across the US, is also president of New York based investment fund Hudson River Ventures.

Eldridge and Hughes married last year at their home in New York after announcing their engagement in 2011.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Chris Kluwe to sue former football team over coach’s anti-gay slurs

Retired NFL player believes he will never play professionally again after he spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage
No thumbnail available

London minicab driver fired after kicking out gay couple for holding hands

The UK capital's biggest minicab firm is under fire after a driver allegedly called a gay couple 'dirty' for being intimate in his car
No thumbnail available

Green Lantern gay rumors confirmed

DC Comics confirms rumors that the Green Lantern will be relaunched as gay
No thumbnail available

4 out of 5 Australians want free vote on same-sex marriage

New figures reveal a vast majority of Australian voters support marriage equality and want conservative political parties to allow a conscience vote on it
No thumbnail available

UK planning to deport gay Nigerian refugee despite protest

Despite a major campaign, the UK reschedules the deportation of gay refugee Olalekan M Ayelokun back to Nigeria where he may face death
No thumbnail available

6 fierce and fabulous things to do at the W Hong Kong

Whoever you are, whomever you love, you will forever be fabulous in W Hong Kong’s eyes!
No thumbnail available

Man left with injured face after attack at Dundee gay bar

Police are looking to speak to a man in his 20s in connection with the assault
No thumbnail available

Actor Mickey Rourke will play Gareth Thomas in the end

Thomas denies buzz that Rourke dropped the role of the gay rugby player
No thumbnail available

Lesbian Paralympic athlete backs London Gay Games bid

Sitting volleyball champion Claire Harvey, due to compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, supports UK capital's bid to host Gay Games
No thumbnail available

Australia’s leader of the opposition speaks out against discrimination

Tony Abbott defends ‘second class citizens’ but does not include gay Australians