Washington, DC – For the first time in more than 25 years, Boston voters have elected an openly LGBTQ person to its city council. On Tuesday night, Liz Breadon became the first openly LGBTQ woman ever elected to the Boston City Council and the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the council since 1991.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement about the victory:
“Boston has a vibrant LGBTQ community, yet for nearly three decades there was no openly LGBTQ person representing the community on the council. While the city has a strong record on advancing LGBTQ equality, nearly every issue that comes to the council affects LGBTQ people in some way, making it essential an LGBTQ perspective is part of the conversation. This historic victory for Liz ends the long absence of LGBTQ voices – and we know all of Boston will benefit from her service.”
Live Election Night Results: Victory Fund is live tracking the election results for its 110 openly LGBTQ endorsed candidates. The latest updates can be found at victoryfund.org/results2019.
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LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government.