Tuesday night was a record night for LGBTQ politicians seeking elected office. You just need to know where to look.

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won last night’s Democratic primary for Texas governor. She’ll be the first openly lesbian woman and Latina nominated by a major party to run in the state’s gubernatorial race. A few hours south, Gina Ortiz-Jones won her Democratic primary for Congress, which would make her the first Filipina-American to serve in Congress as well as the first openly lesbian woman to represent Texas should she win.

These are all historic victories on a single night, and advocates expect more to come. It’s been a record year for LGBTQ candidates seeking elected office, and some of them are even — get ready for it — winning. Read more…

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