All good things must come to an end -- even when ''good'' is a somewhat relative term. So it is that on Tuesday, Nov. 7, a hotly contested and often bitterly fought election cycle comes to its own end.
Gays and lesbians have plenty of reasons to get out and vote, from ultra-local ANC races in D.C. to a Maryland gubernatorial race to Virginia's attempt to ban equality for gay and lesbian couples. What follows are highlights of the elections in all three areas.
Get ready to make your own voice heard.