Statement: First Openly LGBTQ Black Legislator Elected to CO State House; Leslie Herod Wins in Landslide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 10:15PM ET

CONTACT: Elliot Imse, Director of Communications, [email protected]

Washington, DC – In response to Leslie Herod becoming the first openly LGBTQ African American elected to the Colorado state legislature, Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement:

“For the first time, Colorado voters are sending an openly LGBTQ African American to the state legislature, and we are thrilled that woman is Leslie Herod. She is a brilliant, community-oriented leader that will be a critical voice for equality not just for LGBTQ people, but for all Coloradans. Her election Tuesday is a sign voters reject the divisive rhetoric championed by Donald Trump and others this campaign season, and instead demand optimistic and thoughtful leaders that can unify communities.”


Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

The Gay & Lesbian 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.