By Alexandra Temblador
After this week’s election that gave Republicans, many of whom are opponents of LGBT issues, control of the senate, the LGBT community is a little shaken up. Yes, we can all agree that we would feel a little better if Mark Udall of Colorado and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, supporters of gay marriage, hadn’t been beaten by their opponents. Just as we would have been more optimistic if Democrat Mike Michaud of Maine would have become the United States first openly gay governor. And we can all agree we would have liked a few more openly gay candidates like Democrat Sean Eldridge of New York, husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, and Republican Richard Tisei from Massachusetts, in the senate.
Despite these losses, there were some positive election results in relation to LGBT rights:
Not enough for you? Even though many of the newly-elected Republicans pose a challenge to the LGBT movement, all is not lost. Here’s why:
Lastly, there is one very important thing to keep in mind when it comes to this week’s election: You.
The majority of citizens in the United States support LGBT rights, and the numbers are increasing every day. With that in mind, we can hope that the recently-elected Republicans won’t be too keen on upsetting the growing number of LGBT supporters in their areas. Politics 101: keep your constituents happy.
With that in mind we most definitely should remain positive about this week’s elections. America is still the voice of its people and if there was ever a more important time to be heard, it is now. Maybe you can begin with: “Dear Newly-Elected Representative…”
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