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๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Gayskool: Meet Tammy

LGBTQ representation in government is getting better, and thatโ€™s thanks to trailblazers like Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

In 1998, Baldwin became the first openly lesbian woman elected to Congress. In 2012, she became the first openly LGBTQ person in the Senate.

Baldwin has never hidden her sexual orientation. โ€œI think that that integrity is something that is important to voters,โ€ she has said.

(You might want to know why I use the word openly as a qualifier when I describe Baldwinโ€™s career. There were indubitably LGBTQ people in national politics before Baldwin, but they were in the closet.)