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Gay Candidates Make Primary Election Gains

Gay Candidates Make Primary Election Gains


Openly gay and lesbian candidates backed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund scored primary election day wins in Colorado, Connecticut, and Georgia on Tuesday.

According to the Victory Fund's blog,, winners include Kevin Lembo, who won the Democratic primary for state comptroller in Connecticut. He appears poised to win the general election, and become one of few openly LGBT candidates to win statewide office.

In Colorado, the Victory Fund reports that state senator Lucia Guzman, an ordained minister and lesbian, won her primary and looks on track to keep the seat to which she was recently appointed. And Joan Garner, a lesbian African-American, won her race for a seat on the Fulton County Commission in Atlanta, where she faces no opposition in November and will become the commission's first openly gay member.

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