Are Democratic voters getting too cocky or will this be a significant turning point?
Tuesday evening was a record night for LGBTQ politicians in search of elected office. You simply have to know the place to look.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez received last night’s Democratic primary for Texas governor. She’ll be the first openly lesbian woman and Latina nominated by a major party to run within the state’s gubernatorial race. A number of hours south, Gina Ortiz-Jones received her Democratic primary for Congress, which might make her the primary Filipina-American to serve in Congress in addition to the first openly lesbian woman to represent Texas should she win.
It is not simply Valdez and Ortez-Jones. Democrat Kristen Sinema is on monitor to win her primary in Arizona and doubtlessly even a Senate seat, which might make her the primary openly bisexual Senator in American historical past. Danica Roem was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November, changing into the first openly trans woman to serve within the Virginia legislature. That very same night, Tyler Titus received his election and joined the Erie School Board, becoming the first openly transgender person to carry office in Pennsylvania.
The Victory Fund has endorsed 133 candidates to this point and plans to endorse 200 by November.
For the gay community, Trump’s election has had notably devastating penalties. Sure, Trump did wave a rainbow flag the wrong way up throughout his (marketing) campaign and kind of lectured his fellow Republicans about being not fully horrible to the LGBTQ community. He immediately changed his tune, once he got into office.