Content Filed Under: 2017 Election

All stories concerning federal, state, and local elections in 2017.


Minneapolis Councilmember Reflects on History-Making Election for Transgender People and the Work Ahead

March 1, 2018, 11:54 am "As a ‘First’ I want to be able to take space where people have not been before and then create space for folks who are like me. I take that responsibility very seriously."
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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ State Workers and Contractors

By Shane Stahl • January 17, 2018, 11:24 am Governor Ralph Northam signed several executive orders after his inauguration, including an update to non-discrimination protections for state employees and contractors.
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Reflecting on 2017, and What It Means to Be An Advocate for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Adam Polaski • December 31, 2017, 10:58 am Years from now I don’t want to hear stories of gay people forced out of their jobs after they introduce colleagues to their spouse. I don’t want to hear stories of transgender kids humiliated and barred from using the restroom at their school, where they should be safest. I don’t want to hear stories of parents forced to watch their children suffer because of who they are or who they love.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Transgender Americans Win Historic Victories from Coast to Coast on Election Night 2017

November 8, 2017, 12:28 pm Transgender Americans won historic races in Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, and California last night -- delivering a rebuke not just to President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ agenda, but to state lawmakers who have doggedly pursued anti-transgender legislation in recent years.