Madison Mayor Satya-Rhodes Conway recently issued a proclamation honoring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.
Milk was one of the first openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States when he was elected as San Francisco city supervisor. His election was an inspiration to members of the LGBTQ community that they, too, could run for public office.
Mayor Rhodes-Conway joins Queery co-host Karoliina Bursian to talk about continuing LGBTQ representation in local, state, and national elected office. The two also discuss the recent wave of anti-trans bills in statehouses, and resources to help openly out candidates run for office.
- The Victory Institute is a national organization dedicated to helping elect openly LGBTQ people who can further equality at all levels of government. For Pride month, the organization has a website called Pride & Progress documents the history of LGBTQ political power in the United States.
- LPAC is a SuperPAC dedicated to electing lesbians who will represent the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer women.
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