ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Election Night Brought a ‘Rainbow Wave’ of LGBT Victories. Will Change Follow?

11/07/2018 | Daily Beast

The political map got a little more blue last night—but it also got a lot more rainbow. The 2018 midterm elections didn’t deliver on every potential LGBT advancement, but they did result in several key victories for an embattled community: In Massachusetts, for the first time in history, a statewide vote upheld protections for transgender people in public accommodations—and by a large margin of 67 to 32 percent. Colorado voters chose Jared Polis to be their governor, marking the first time in history that an openly gay man has been elected to that office nationwide. And as of early Wednesday morning, eight openly LGBT candidates had won federal elections.

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