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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:00 PM

LGBTQ Candidates Record Midterm Wins In Rainbow Wave

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Source: Huff Post

By Dominique Mosbergen, 3 hrs. ago.

The 2018 midterm elections gave momentous victories to America's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

A record number of LGBTQ candidates ran for office this year, and more than 240 ― an unprecedented number ― won their primaries. On Election Day, several of them made history, including the first openly gay man to be elected governor; New Hampshire's first gay congressman; and a Native American lesbian who won a House seat in Kansas, becoming the first queer person to represent the state in Congress.

Here are some of the biggest LGBTQ wins from election night: Jared Polis from Colorado becomes the first gay man to be elected governor in the U.S. The five-term Democratic congressman and father of two defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a second cousin of former President George W. Bush. Polis, whose first child was born in 2011, was the first openly gay parent in the Congress.

"Tonight, Colorado rejected the Trump-Pence administration's politics of bigotry and fear by choosing bold pro-equality champion Jared Polis, the nation's first openly gay man elected governor," Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign president, said in a statement. "For nearly a decade in Congress, Polis fought to advance fairness and equality in Colorado and across America.

Sharice Davids becomes first LGBTQ person and Native American to represent Kansas in Congress. -More...

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/lgbtq-candidates-record-historic-midterm-wins-in-rainbow-wave/ar-BBPrqKV?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15





Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected governor (COLO).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vwKn8sAg7xjE


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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:05 PM

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Maine had a gay congressman, Michaud, but he wasn't open about it at the time. It didn't come out publicly until he tried to run against LePage for governor and LePage's people outted him. Makes you wonder how many people have already served that were LGBT and just not open about it.

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