Sarria wrote in a campaign speech when he was running for city supervisor. In he was the first openly gay person to run for public office in the United States. Sarria did not win, but like so many involved in the initial battles for L. Transgender people, drag queens, blacks and Hispanics played outsized roles during many of the earliest milestones of the gay rights movement. Today, however, these same groups have been denied many of the benefits of the revolution they sparked. Maxine Perkins, a transgender woman, risked spending most of her life in prison in North Carolina in when she fought laws against homosexuality.
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Lori Lightfoot made history on April 2 when she became the first openly gay black woman to be elected mayor of Chicago. A political newcomer, her progressive policies, personal history and status as an outsider appealed to voters. When Lightfoot first entered the mayoral race, many considered her a fringe candidate. The year-old had never held elected office, and was going up against political heavyweights such as her main opponent, Illinois' Cook County board president and Democratic Party chairman Toni Preckwinkle. Yet in the end, it was her progressive policies and her status as a political outsider that carried her across the finish line to defeat Preckwinkle easily. A reformist, she has pledged to bring greater transparency to City Hall and the Chicago police department. She has also advocated raising revenue by legalising marijuana and gambling in the city.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a lot going on: a purple villain from Saturn's moon and time wizards who live in the Greenwich Village and at least two really unfortunate Thor films. All that is to say that Marvel doesn't have to operate by the rules us plebeians do. The world of Captain America and The Hulk relies on fighting for justice and keeping evil at bay, which would make you think that the gender, race, and sexuality of its superheroes wouldn't be quite as big of a deal, even if the majority tend to be nice white, straight dudes.