LGBTQ City Council Candidates Coast on Election Night

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include victories by two out gay Republicans in Staten Island.

Facing little competition, all seven of the LGBTQ City Council candidates who knocked off their primary opponents earlier this year won their general election campaigns for city office, according to preliminary results from the New York City Board of Elections as of November 3.

The November 2 general election came and went with little fanfare for queer candidates in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, but it marked a series of historic firsts: Kristin Richardson Jordan of Manhattan’s District Nine and Crystal Hudson of Brooklyn’s District 35 are on their way to becoming the first out LGBTQ Black women elected to the City Council, while Lynn Schulman and Tiffany Cabán will be the first LGBTQ women elected to serve as city lawmakers in Queens. Chi Ossé, who ran unopposed in Brooklyn’s District 36, will be the first out LGBTQ Black councilmember from Brooklyn.

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