Politician and activist who left the Massachusetts Senate to become the executive of the American Red Cross in Massachusetts in 2007. He also served as the President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
He attended Georgetown University and Harvard University.
He was a member of both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate and became the first Latino and first openly gay man elected to the Massachusetts Senate.
He was previously married to Doug Hattaway.
He is a fan of radio personality, Ira Glass who is known for being the host of the radio and television show, This American Life.