Javier Gonzalez becomes Santa Fe's first openly gay mayor

On Tuesday, Javier Gonzalez was elected mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The father of two made history as the city's first openly gay mayor, and will preside over a City Council with two openly gay members.
Gonzalez told supporters, “I stand before you humbled. I stand you before standing on the shoulders of people like Mayor Coss and my father and so many who have been before in this position to say that I am ready to accept the responsibility and the honor of being your mayor.” 
Read more at the Santa Fe New Mexican. 

 

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