Kristin Richardson Jordan Aims to Bring Change to Harlem

There has long been a void of LGBTQ Black women in political office in New York City — but some candidates are hoping to change that this year.

Out lesbian Kristin Richardson Jordan, who is running to represent the 9th Council District in Central and East Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side, would make history as the first out LGBTQ Black woman elected to the City Council — and she isn’t the only out Black woman running this year. The large slate of LGBTQ candidates seeking office this year also includes Crystal Hudson, who is running for City Council Brooklyn.

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