Neil Giuliano was first elected to the Tempe, Arizona city council in 1990 and won his race for mayor in 1994. After his re-election in 1996, he came out while in office, prompting efforts by anti-LGBTQ politicians to recall him, although the recall effort never reached the ballot. Giuliano would go on to win two more terms while out, becoming the first out LGBTQ person elected mayor of a midsize U.S. city. In 2005, he would become President & CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), serving in the position for nearly four years. He is currently an LGBTQ Victory Fund board member.
Mayor of Tempe (1994 – 2004)
Tempe City Council (1990 – 1994)