Maloney concedes, but key firsts for LGBTQ candidates on election night


Several LGBTQ congressmembers secured re-election victories and there were historic gains from coast to coast on Election Night, but there were mixed results in New York, where out gay Congressmember Sean Patrick Maloney was defeated and an out gay Republican won a Congressional race.

At the same time, queer candidates for New York State Legislature rolled to victory across the board on an evening when Governor Kathy Hochul fended off her Republican opponent, Congressmember Lee Zeldin.