This is just another example of how quickly things change. When it comes democratic politics, we're out of the closet. Its interesting that the Republicans have allegedly had gay men lead their party, but they kept it secret. Democrats, at least the young ones, are excited to celebrate their talented gay leaders.
The National Stonewall Democrats congratulated Hardt and Anderson:
"Young voters are the new base of the Democratic Party, and we are proud that the Young Democrats of America support equality for LGBT families and have placed their faith in the leadership of two great Democratic leaders who happen to be gay," Jo Wyrick, NSD executive director, said in a release. "The future of our party now has an opportunity to demonstrate to all Democrats how fully engaging our community is politically viable and smart."