Last night’s primary elections demonstrated the diversity of candidates being put forth, especially candidates that identify as LGBTQ. Despite a political climate that appears hostile, LGBTQ candidates made great strides last night and signal that the electorate is motivated and reacting to the policies and tone of the Trump Administration and GOP held Congress.
The 2018 mid term elections were always going to be dramatic and pivotal, but with a record number of LGBTQ gubernatorial candidates running across the country, November’s election will have heightened drama.
After transgender woman Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary for Vermont governor last night, there are now four LGBTQ gubernatorial candidates. All four candidates are members of the Democratic Party and are as follows: