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She may have officially announced her bid to become mayor of New York City just this March, but in reality she’s been running for years, as one of the most visible and open lesbian politicians in America. She married her longtime partner, Kim Catullo, in May 2012; the guest list included Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Audra McDonald singing for the brides. Just as much fun? The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck parked curbside for guests to enjoy for dessert.