OH SheriffLast week’s national election included more than 600 out LGBTQ candidates and dozens won their seat.  A transgender woman was elected to the U.S. Senate, a gender non-binary woman of color was a state seat, and an out lesbian will become a county sheriff in Ohio beating the man who fired her allegedly because she was gay. 

Voters in Nevada made same-sex marriage a right in their state Constitution.

California Senator Scott Wiener and Assembly Member Evan Low, two out gay men, won re-election to their state office.

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