As you might have heard, a couple of weeks ago saw the Mayoral election in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot, an openly gay, black women, won in a landslide. This makes her the first black person, and the first openly gay person, to lead the country’s “second city”. It was an historic moment for Chicagoans and for minorities, as we strike another victory for LGBT and other historically oppressed minorities in the country and the world.
In another sign of changing times, Lightfoots opponent, Preckwinkle, was also a black woman, with the two of them competing for the city’s highest office. Now Preckwinkle will return to work on a County board, where she will need to work with the Mayor, which should make for some interesting interactions.
Read more about election night at Windy City Media Group, Chicago’s LGBT paper.