Although the movement for transgender equality has seen significant milestones over the past year, there is still much work to be done to keep momentum going. Helping to reach this goal is the Transgender Law Center, which will be hosting its 7th annual Transgender Leadership Summit at UC Berkeley on November 9 -11.
GLAAD se une a millones en celebrar las victorias para la comunidad LGBT, incluidos los latinos LGBT, en esta elección. Fueron muchos los latinos LGBT y aliados que trabajaron duro para asegurar de que hubiera una victoria por la igualdad.
Much of the excitement from Tuesday’s election focused on the marriage questions in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, as well as Tammy Baldwin’s victory in Wisconsin. But LGBT candidates also ran in several races that garnered less national attention. The election of so many out LGBT candidates gives a new level of visibility to LGBT people across the country.
In a night of many historic firsts, California Democrat Mark Takano made history by becoming the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. He is also the state’s first openly gay federal lawmaker, representing the state’s highly contested 41st District in Riverside County.
For citizens who are casting votes today in four states – Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington – there is a chance that at least one of those contests will make history as it becomes the first in the nation where voters approve marriage equality at the ballot box and for the first time, minority voters may tip the balance in favor of marriage equality.