Recent U.S. elections (state, regional and local) resulted in a record-breaking number of history-making results – women, people of color, and LGBTQ people winning in unlikely places! Just a few days before these elections hardly anyone would have predicted the kinds of victories that happened, but they happened! This inspired us to document LGBTQ election victories in places all over the globe, and we started a list, with links to more information about the people in our “Resources” section on the GLMA Nursing website. Check it out! We know it is far from complete – we want to eventually include LGBTQ elected officials already in office at any level – from local school board, to city councils and mayors, to state legislatures. If you know of someone we have not yet listed, please let us know.
Here is our list so far – from the November 7th and November 14, 2017 elections:
Allison Ikley-Freeman – Oklahoma State Senate (Elected November 14, 2017)
Andrea Jenkins – Minneapolis City Council (Elected November 7, 2017)
Danica Roem – Virginia House of Delegates (Elected November 7, 2017)
Jenny Durkan. – Seattle, Washington Mayor (Elected November 7, 2017)
Lisa Middleton – Palm Springs, California, City Council (Elected November 7, 2017)
Tyler Titus – Erie, Pennsylvania School Board (Elected November 7, 2017)