Sarah McBride, 30, won a seat in the Delaware state Senate Tuesday night and made history as the first openly transgender state senator in the nation. When she is sworn in, McBride will become the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender elected official. Torrey Harris and Eddie Mannis, though on different sides of the political aisle, found common ground as they made history with wins to serve as the first openly LGBTQ politicians in the Tennessee State Legislature. Tennessee had been one of just five states that previously had never elected openly LGBTQ candidates as state representatives. The progressive representative-elect for the district of Winooski and Burlington took to Twitter to celebrate the historic seat.
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Openly gay women have been elected Ga. state lawmakers but no men
Last week, we shared with you a rundown of several LGBTQ people who were elected into office this election season. A post shared by Representative Torrey Harris iamtorreyharris. Harris, who identifies as a progressive, ran on a platform pushing for better health care services and the bolstering of funding for public schools. The only difference is, he won the seat in when he was years-old.
Maureen Colquhoun, the UK's first openly lesbian MP, dies aged 92
The Labour politician represented Northampton North from to and was a campaigner on gender issues. The former Labour politician represented Northampton North during her five years in parliament between and and was a prominent campaigner on access to abortion, gender balance, and protection for sex workers. She saw off efforts by some party members in her constituency to deselect her as a candidate for the next general election after the Daily Mail revealed she was in a relationship with a woman. Her appeal against the move was upheld, but she lost her seat to a Conservative candidate in
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. The list of countries that have been led by an openly LGBT person is short, but growing fast. In , in neighboring Luxembourg, Xavier Bettle was voted prime minister—a position he still holds. Today, at city, regional and national levels, several thousand openly LGBT politicians have entered the scene—a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.