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First transgender woman to win US senate seat 

6-11-2020

Human rights campaigner and democrat politician, Sarah McBride, won a majority vote in the Delaware state Senate elections to become the first and only openly transgender state senator in the history of the US. McBride, 30, a former press secretary for the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, said after her victory: “Tonight, I hope to show LGBTQ people that our democracy is big and broad enough for them too.” According to An Nahar, McBride was not the only trans person who made an unprecedented achievement in the latest elections. Taylor Small, 26, won her primary for a Vermont state House seat, in addition to Stephanie Byers was elected to represent Kansas Legislature as the first transgender native American in the entire Midwest. Also, An Nahar reported, Mauree Turner won the race for Oklahoma’s House of Representative becoming the first nonbinary person elected to a state legislature, and in New York State, Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones became the first openly gay Black members in the two houses of Congress. (An Nahar, November 6, 2020)
 

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