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Lori Lightfoot is Cementing Her Place in Queer History

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Lori Lightfoot is one of The Advocate's Women of the Year. View the full list from the current issue of the magazine. Lori Lightfoot made history in 2019 by being elected the first out LGBTQ mayor of Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city.

Lightfoot is not only the first lesbian to hold the post, but she’s also the first African-American woman to do so.Chicago previously had one female mayor, Jane Byrne, a white woman; and two Black male mayors, Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer.

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