Don’t get your hopes up about Chicago’s first black lesbian mayor | Arwa Mahdawi

While the election of Lori Lightfoot made history, many fear she will simply maintain the status quo Sign up for the Lori Lightfoot made history when she was elected the first openly LGBTQ and black female mayor of Chicago. Lightfoots landslide victory was roundly celebrated as a win for diversity and progress. A black lesbian taking power in the nations third-largest city is a historic moment for so many communities that are too often ignored in American politics, said Annise Parker, the director of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and the former mayor of Houston. Parker also noted that a number of other lesbians had had political wins across America and speculated that 2019 might be the Advocate. Hart …