… in politics:
After several days of too-close-to-call vote counting, US Representative Kyrsten Sinema flipped a Senate seat from Republican to Democrat, to become the first woman elected to the US Senate from Arizona as well as the first out bi person in the Senate.
Kate Brown, an out and proud bi woman has been re-elected as Governor of Oregon. Mary Gonzalez, who identifies as pansexual, was re-elected to her state House race in Texas, which she has held since 2012. In Wisconsin, bi-identified JoCasta Zamarripa won re-election to the Wisconsin Assembly. Katie Hill, who identifies as bi, beat out GOP incumbent Steve Knight in a California congressional seat. And Megan Hunt, who identifies as bi, was elected to Nebraska’s State Senate.
And from one of our contributors, Harrie Farrow: “Candidate in red state Arkansas, arrested 9 times in protests against GOP administration policies, who also happens to be a bisexual activist, and also an Indivisible leader, and also happens to be News Briefs me, wins county election as Justice of the Peace with 66% of the vote.”
Congratulations to all who prevailed. And thank you for your service, and for being out.
… and on your screen:
Check out Desiree Akhavan’s new series on Hulu, The Bisexual. It’s getting excellent reviews.