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Hill Staffer, Member Make Annual ‘Best of Gay DC’ List

Washington Blade’s annual competition to determine the “Best of Gay DC” is officially complete, and after weeks of voting, a few notable Capitol Hillers have made the cut.

The Hill folk who won were from categories where Capitol Hill staffers were destined to win by design — such as Best Hill Staffer and Best Gay Politician — but that doesn’t take away from the excitement.

Library of Congress staffer Brock Thompson, who started the LoC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender staff association LC GLOBE was voted best Hill staffer.

“[I am] so very honored to be chosen best Hill staffer by the Washington Blade,” said Thompson, who worked in the Senate prior to making the move across the street after President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. “Given that the last winner was the incredible Christopher Crowe, I am truly humbled. I work with so many people who make the Hill an inclusive and supportive place for LGBT staffers.”

Crowe, a legislative assistant in the office of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), won the award posthumously last year after he passed away at the age of 29 from meningitis complications.

Retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who was the first Member of Congress to come out as a gay man, was voted best gay politician.

A full list of the “Best of Gay DC” can be found here.

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