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05/07/2008

File this under 'Really? In 2008? The first? Geez!'

by Jeremy Hooper

Our pals at the Victory Fund are always quick to point out the historical milestones that are achieved by openly gay candidates. And seeing as how we have more than just a passing interest in queer progress, we are always appreciative for the heads up.

Picture 6-126The latest groundbreaking electoral step for the rainbow set? Openly gay Lawrence Webb has won a seat on the city council of Falls Church, VA, marking the first time in the state's history that an openly LGBT African-American has been elected to public office:

Webb becomes Virginia’s first openly LGBT African-American elected official [Gay Politics]

So the skin color-sexual orientation barrier has finally been shattered in the Old Dominion State? Well that's just Afro-queer-tastic!

You know, we thought in the sense of fairness, we should contact local racist homophobes to gauge their reactions. But then we decided we should just turn a deaf ear to them in the same way that society is finally wising up and doing.

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I don't know Viriginia laws, can he get health benefits for his partner?

Posted by: LOrion | May 7, 2008 3:49:26 PM

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