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Lori Lightfoot elected first black, lesbian mayor of Chicago

Chicago has made history by electing Lori Lightfoot—an African-American lesbian—as its mayor. Lightfoot marked her win with a powerful speech in which she was joined on stage by her wife and daughter. In the speech, she said there were children out there witnessing her election and seeing the beginning of something “a little bit different.” “They’re seeing a city where it doesn’t matter what colour you are, where it sure doesn’t matter how tall you are, and where it doesn’t matter who you love,” Lightfoot said. “In the Chicago we...
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