In Connecticut, Kevin Lembo won the Democratic primary for State Comptroller. Lembo is now the favorite to win the general election, and is on his way to becoming one of just a handful of openly LGBT candidates to win statewide office in the U.S.
In Colorado State Senator Lucia Guzman won her Democratic primary, and is well-positioned to keep the seat to which she was recently appointed. Guzman is an ordained minister and an out lesbian who hopes to invigorate efforts to pass legislation that secures key partnership rights for LGBT people and their families.
In Georgia, Joan Garner, an openly lesbian African-American, won her race for a seat on the Fulton County Commission in Atlanta. Because no other candidates qualified to be on the ballot in November, she will become the commission’s first openly LGBT member.
Congrats to the gays! One of the best ways to fight the system is to be out, proud, vocal, and working on the inside.