On Monday evening, Nevada State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson publicly revealed that he is gay as the senate voted to repeal the same-sex marriage ban from the state constitution. "I know this is the first time many of you have heard me say that I am a black, gay [man]," said the senator.
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The North Las Vegas Democrat becomes the state senate's second out Black lawmaker. Patricia Spearman—a Black openly lesbian minister—defeated a powerful two-term incumbent senator in the 2012 Democratic primary.
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AUDIO: NV Sen. Atkinson's Emotional Coming Out Speech