An openly lesbian woman elected governor at the Midterms, a first

According to Human Rights Campaign, an American association for the defense of the rights of lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or queer people, this is a “historic” electoral victory. Maura Healey became the first openly lesbian governor elected in the United States on Tuesday, in the state of Massachusetts.

The 51-year-old Democrat easily beat Republican Geoff Diehl, dubbed by Donald Trump, according to Fox News and NBC channels in this northeastern state of the country which had been led for eight years by a Republican, Charlie Baker, who did not not represent.

LGBT candidates to look for among Democrats

For the first time in US history, LGBTQ people were candidates Tuesday in the midterm elections in each of the 50 American states, a record that could have a major influence on the political landscape of the country.

Some 678 LGBTQ people thus presented themselves in the polls during which the Americans voted to renew all the seats of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. A whole host of gubernatorial and local elected positions are also at stake. That’s a nearly 20% increase from the last election, according to analysis by the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which helps fund such campaigns. . Some 90% of these candidates are Democrats.

Maura Healey’s victory was very predictable, she has always led in the polls and is appreciated as a human rights defender and, since 2014, state attorney general, the equivalent of local justice minister.

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