N.H. Elects First Transgender Legislator

The good news from election night just keeps on coming. From The Huffington Post:

New Hampshire joins neighboring Maine in making history this Election Night, welcoming its very first transgender lawmaker.

The Nashua Telegraph reports that Stacie Laughton, a Democrat, beat out two Republican candidates for one of three seats in the state’s House of Representatives in Ward 4. In the interview, Laughton told the Telegraph’s Joseph G. Cote that she hopes her victory will inspire other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) candidates in both local and national politics.

“My hope is that now maybe we’ll see more people in the community running, maybe for alderman,” she said. “We are people, too, who still have talents and ideas. And I hope that people won’t be afraid to get into politics, or any other position, for that matter. I want the community to feel inspired.”

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