Power List 2013: MARK TAKANO | DAVID CICILLINE | JARED POLIS
By Out.com Editors
These three statesmen are the real deal in the new gay-friendly climate on Capitol Hill.
A freshman congressman, Takano (D-California) joined the House this term as its first openly gay, non-white member.
Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) won re-election this November in a heated race.
A co-chairman of the LGBT Equality Caucus, Polis (D-Colorado) cosponsored and helped pass a version of the Violence Against Women Act, updated to protect LGBT women.