Equality Illinois Celebrates Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot win!

Equality Illinois Celebrates Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot win!

Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, released the following statement following results of Tuesday’s historic Chicago mayoral election:

“While we wait for every vote to be counted, we are incredibly thrilled with the votes that have come in. We congratulate Mayor – elect Lori Lightfoot for winning the election and her historic candidacy as the first-ever openly queer person to run for mayor of Chicago.”

“Mayor – elect Lori Lightfoot will be the first lesbian and African American women to serve as mayor of Chicago – and just the second woman elected to the position. This victory is historic, and It is also an undeniably proud moment for the LGBTQ community.”

“In the coming days and weeks, we look forward to working with Mayor- elect Lori Lightfoot in this significant leadership role to continue advancing justice for all people, including LGBTQ people, and ensuring that Chicago keeps moving forward as a welcoming and affirming city.”

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