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USA gets first openly bi Senator

Kyrsten Sinema’s bid to become the first openly bisexual member of the USA’s Senate has been declared a success at last. The US ‘midterm’ elections saw the Democrats gain nearly 40 seats in the House to take control from the Republicans, but the Republicans made gains which looked set to increase their narrow hold on power in the Senate.  But […]

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Bi Senate Bid ‘neck and neck’

Opinion polls in Arizona suggest the USA may be about to get its first openly bisexual member of the Senate – with what would be a huge electoral swing. Kyrsten Sinema was chosen as the Democrat candidate for strongly Republican seat Arizona in the summer – a seat the Democrats haven’t won since 1988. In 2016 the Republicans won by […]

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Nixon bids for New York

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Sex and The City star Cynthia Nixon is bidding to become the highest-profile openly bisexual politician in the USA. Nixon has announced she will be challenging for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York.  The incumbent Governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, won for the second time in 2014 with 54% of the vote, so whoever wins the contest for the Democratic […]

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Queer Boost in US Elections

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It was “off year” polling day in the USA, and there was a small but heartening leap forward in LGBT representation – including the “B”. The big years in US politics are the even numbers – like last year’s Presidential contest, or next year’s “midterms”. But just as the UK has local elections every year whether or not they are […]

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America Turns Right

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The USA voted to follow on Barack Obama’s eight-year term as President by handing the White House to Donald Trump. The election was won by Clinton by the narrowest of margins in the popular vote – with almost everything counted the tally is currently: Clinton 58,879,687 Trump 58,844,144 However the USA’s “electoral college” election system turns this into a sturdy […]

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The USA Goes To The Polls

It’s election day in the United States today after what has felt like an even longer campaign than usual (and not just because this time polling day is the latest in the year it can legally be held). The final polls show Democrat party candidate for President Hilary Clinton a few points ahead of Republican Donald Trump – but then, […]

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MSPs to talk LGBT for the night

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The Scottish Parliament elections are coming up at the start of May and this Thursday sees an LGBT+ hustings in Edinburgh. The organisers say, “Scotland has come a long way for LGBT equality, but we must not be complacent. Whoever forms the next Scottish Government needs to do more to ensure that LGBT people all across Scotland are safe, respected […]

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