However, all 50 states have elected openly LGBT people to political office in some capacity, and 48 states have elected openly LGBT people to one or both houses of the state legislature. Grenell's position was temporary, and never put forward for Senate confirmation. As of the elections, the legislatures of 48 states have had at least one openly LGBT member; the first out person to serve in each of those states is listed here. The sole remaining states that have never had an openly LGBT state legislator are Mississippi and Louisiana; Mississippi has, however, had legislators who came out as gay after the end of their term in the legislature, or were outed after their deaths. The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. In , Thomas R.
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A rainbow flag flew at half-mast on Wednesday in the affluent suburb of Wilton Manors, Florida. He was After his mayoral election in , Wilton Manors, which is just a few miles north of Fort Lauderdale, became only the second city in the country to have all LGBTQ elected officials. My prayers go out to his family, loved ones, and the city of Wilton Manors.
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Addressing community members who may have been disappointed that the city will not have its first person of color serve as mayor, Rivera said: "Don't you worry. It will happen sooner or later. If I were a betting person, I'd bet on sooner.
Five new council members and incumbent City Attorney Mara Elliott were also sworn in for four-year terms during the inauguration ceremony, which took place online for the first time because of the pandemic. Campillo said he was also eager to work with a new brigade of young members on the council, where four of the nine members are in their 30s: Campillo, 33; Von Wilpert, 37; Elo-Rivera, 38; and Vivian Moreno, San Diego needs to make unprecedented progress on housing affordability, climate change, transportation, healthy neighborhoods, public safety and justice for all, Elo-Rivera said. LaCava thanked his parents, who were immigrants from Italy, for instilling in him the values of hard work and giving back to the community. Outgoing Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who couldn't run for re-election because of term limits, summarized his accomplishments and praised Gloria.