Holy motherforking shirtballs. I don’t know if any of you follow US politics, but tonight has been incredible. Things are happening. Virginia flipped fourteen seats from red to blue—the biggest flip since 1899. Over 100 years ago.
Virginia also just elected the first trans legislator, Danica Roem. That’s significant in and of itself, but the kicker?? The man she beat is the one who created the anti-trans bathroom bill. Irony never tasted so sweet.
Minnesota just elected a black trans woman to the Minneapolis city council. A BLACK!! TRANS!! WOMAN!! I’m so proud of Andrea Jenkins.
Seattle just elected its first lesbian mayor. And she’s the first female mayor since the 1920s! NINETEEN TWENTIES!!
There are so many more minorities who have been elected into office (please add them!), and this is so incredible.
I haven’t had hope like this in a long time. I had forgotten how good this feels. Now, onto 2018!