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Your Guide To LGBTQ+ Candidates Running For Office In 2022
Dozens of candidates have the potential to make history if they win, and with the Supreme Court hinting at erasing queer rights, the more queer people in office the better.Here are over three dozen different LGBTQ+ candidates running in the upcoming 2022 elections. Scroll to the end to find more information about LGBTQ+ candidates in your state!Becca Balint was the first woman and queer person to serve as the Vermont Senate President Pro Tempore and is aiming to become the first woman and queer person in the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont.I am honored to be the Democratic Nominee in NC-11! Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters, and everyone who voted. I am fired up to get out and organize with you as we build to a victory in November. Chip in: https://t.co/lZfRkLtc7eAfter beating a popular republican opponent for county commissioner, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is now campaigning to become the first LGBTQ+ person elected to a federal position in North Carolina.The first LGBTQ+ person elected to Congress from Kansas and one of the only Native American women ever elected to the U.S. House faces a tough battle in her recently gerrymandered district as the only Kansas Democrat.Currently the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, Kotek has over a decade of experience advocating for queer equality and is campaigning to become one of the first ever lesbian governor of any state in America.Cat photos aside, here's why I'm running for VA state Senate & why I'm asking for your support:
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Disney's LGBTQ-Friendly Content Prompts New Challenge from GOP Senators
Don't Say Gay" law in Florida, a group of Republican Senators this week requested updates to the nation's TV rating systems in an effort to help parents become aware of and prevent exposing their children to gender-identity related content they find objectionable.On Thursday, a letter was sent to Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association and Board Chairman of the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board, noting the immediate need to amend the Board's current guidelines based on what they described as the "promotion of gender dysphoria." The phrase "gender dysphoria" is a concept designated in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health) considered to be "clinically significant distress or impairment related to a strong desire to be of another gender.""...To the detriment of children, gender dysphoria has become sensationalized in the popular media and television with radical activists and entertainment companies," read the letter backed by Republican Senators Roger Marshall of Kansas, Mike Lee of Utah, Mike Braun of Indiana, Steve Daines of Montana and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. "This radical and sexual sensation not only harms children, but also destabilizes and damages parental rights."For its part, the TV Parental Guidelines is a voluntary system of guidelines used by American families to determine whether or not a particular program is age-appropriate for children.
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