Meet the gay Republican who helped defeat every anti-LGBTQ bill in Wyoming

Since he took office in 2005, openly gay Republican Dan Zwonitzer, 41, has successfully orchestrated efforts to defeat at least six anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in the Wyoming Legislature, many of which would have set limits on same-sex marriages, and he has been a powerful political voice in behalf of gay Wyomingites. He said blocking these and other bills he considers bad for the state are what he does best.

“I’m so proud that Wyoming, even though we’re a very Republican state, that we have not passed anti-GLBT legislation,” said Zwonitzer, one of a trio of LGBTQ lawmakers in the state and the only one who is a Republican.