Colorado’s Jared Polis Becomes First Openly-Gay Elected Governor

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Colorado’s Jared Polis Becomes First Openly-Gay Elected Governor

By |November 7th, 2018|The Center Blog|

Last night, Jared Polis was elected Governor of Colorado, becoming the first openly-gay person to be elected governor in the United States. The Center is proud to serve our community in a state that values equality and has a long history of LGBTQ activism.

We are humbled by the historic nature of this accomplishment and we celebrate the message of inclusivity that the people of Colorado sent to the rest of the nation. The voters in Colorado made a strong statement that it doesn’t matter who you love, it just matters what you stand for.

Our communities are better when our elected officials represent all of us, not just some of us. The more diversity we have in our elected officials, the better they can represent everyone in our diverse communities.

The 2018 midterm elections saw a record-number of openly LGBTQ candidates elected to office, a key achievement in what pundits are dubbing the “Rainbow Wave.” Here’s an overview on all the important LGBTQ news from election night: