Lesbian sheriff wins Dem nomination in Texas gubernatorial race

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Former Dallas County Sheriff and out lesbian Lupe Valdez won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night to take on anti-LGBTQ Republican incumbent in the upcoming Texas gubernatorial election.

According to results from The New York Times, Valdez secured 53.1 percent of the vote in the Democratic run-off compared to the 46.9 percent won by her competitor, businessperson Andrew White. After polls closed in Texas at 7 p.m., the Associated Press called the race a few hours later at 9:37 Central Time.

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Sorority members quit in support of transgender recruit

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MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Half the members of a sorority at Tufts University in Massachusetts have quit in protest to their national organization’s opposition to a transgender recruit.

The New England Cable News reports about 46 members of the Delta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi left the sorority in October after the national headquarters discovered one candidate was transgender.

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Anti-transgender speaker at University of Delaware draws ire

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) – University of Delaware administrators and college Republicans are under fire for hosting an anti-transgender speaker.

The News Journal reports that Milo Yiannopoulos gave a 90-minute talk October 24 night criticizing transgender people as “mentally ill,” “retarded,” and “very damaged.” The sold-out event was attended by hundreds.

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