Incoming Salt Lake City Council To Be Majority LGBTQ

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

The incoming Salt Lake City Council is historic — in multiple ways. For the first time, most of the members — four of the seven — are racial and ethnic minorities. And for the first time, a majority — again four — are openly LGBTQ.

“It is different to have a government that makes decisions to value diversity and to have a government that is diverse itself,” said council member Darin Mano [photo].  Mano, who won a full term in this week’s election, is Japanese American and an openly gay man.

Also claiming victory Tuesday were Alejandro Puy, who is Latino and gay, and Victoria Petro-Eschler, who is Latina. And winning reelection were Amy Fowler and Chris Wharton, who are both LGTBQ.

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