U.S. Representative, 52
Cosponsoring many progressive bills, the Rhode Island politician has shown a willingness to work with others in the gridlocked House, but most of his focus has been on issues concerning domestic workers and helping his tiny home state. He's currently on the Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary Committee, the latter of which plays a critical role in shaping social policy. He's been a staunch advocate for international LGBT rights as a member of that committee. He's also a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.