WE are Proud: Marie Pinkney

Marie Pinkney is the first openly gay woman elected to serve in Delaware’s state legislator after Senator Karen E. Peterson came out as gay in 2013 while in office. Pinkney identifies as queer and is an active member of Christina Care PRDE, the LGBTQ+ employee resource group at her workplace.

Senator Pinkney represents the 13th District, which  includes Colonial, stretching from the Christina River south to Red Lion and encompassing dozens of neighborhoods along Route 13. She is dedicated to fighting the negative impacts of racial and socioeconomic inequalities, as well as the stigmas and hurdles faced by formally justice-involved individuals and those with limited educational backgrounds.


Eric Morrison