September 29, 2018

Record number of alternative sex candidates

Huffington Post - A record-breaking number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer candidates ran for office in 2018 - and an unprecedented number won their primaries, according to a report from the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

There are 21 openly queer Democratic nominees for the U.S. Senate and House this election cycle - a 24 percent increase compared to 2016, and 320 percent increase since 2010, per the group’s report released Thursday. And seven openly LGBTQ candidates ran for governor in 2018, with a historic high of four candidates receiving a major party nomination.

There were zero openly LGBTQ nominees from the Republican Party for Congress or governor in 2018, per the report.

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