02-18-2015 Kate Brown – On this day, she became the country’s first bisexual governor. With the resignation of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon Governor. She was also the country’s first openly bisexual statewide officeholder, and previously served for almost two decades in Oregon’s House and Senate. Her win in the 2016 election, made her the first openly LGBT person elected governor of any U.S. state.