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The Biggest LGBTQ+ News Stories of 2022

Author: Trudy Ring

Political observers were predicting a red wave in the midterm election in November — a tsunami of Republicans winning office, as the president’s party usually does poorly in the president’s first midterm. Well, although Republicans did flip the U.S. House in their favor, Democrats retained control of the Senate, and instead of a red wave, there was a rainbow one, with major breakthroughs for LGBTQ+ candidates. More than 400 out candidates won their races at all levels, 100 more than last year, with a 60 percent win rate. Massachusetts and Oregon elected lesbian governors — Maura Healey and Tina Kotek, respectively; Colorado reelected a gay male governor, Jared Polis; and several states elected their first LGBTQ+ state legislators, statewide officials, or congressional representatives. Other good news: Many of the candidates closely associated with Donald Trump were losers.

Pictured, from left, Tina Kotek and Maura Healey; photos courtesy of the subjects

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Trudy Ring

My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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