Chicago elects black lesbian mom as its mayor

via BBC

Chicago became the largest American city ever to elect a black woman as its mayor as voters chose Lori Lightfoot, a former prosecutor.

Lightfoot is married to Amy Eshleman, with whom she raises an adopted daughter named Vivian who is eleven.

National advocates for gay rights celebrated Ms. Lightfoot’s win. “Now young queer women and women of color can see themselves reflected in a position of major political leadership,” said Stephanie Sandberg, executive director of LPAC, an organization that works to build the political power of LGBTQ women.