ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

In ‘Rainbow Wave,’ L.G.B.T. Candidates Are Elected in Record Numbers

11/07/2018 | New York Times

More openly LGBTI people were elected Tuesday night than in any previous election, signaling a shift in cultural attitudes even as the Trump administration has chipped away at L.G.B.T. rights.  The results are still rolling in, but at least 153 have won so far, said Elliot Imse, a spokesman for the Victory Fund, a nonpartisan political action committee devoted to electing L.G.B.T. candidates. The group endorsed 225 candidates in this election cycle, nearly all of whom were Democrats.

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