Fort Lauderdale elects citys first openly gay mayor
Fort Lauderdale has elected its city's first openly gay mayor.
Attorney Dean Trantalis was elected Tuesday to be the next mayor of the Florida city, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzDems vow to repeal parts of GOP tax law Democrats panic over avalanche of good economic news Home Depot co-founder: Dems don’t have any brains MORE (D-Fla.) praised Trantalis, saying he has a "true passion for public service and fighting for civil rights."
“This is a massive victory for Broward County and the LGBT community nationwide," she said in a statement.
Equality Florida also celebrated the win, noting that Trantalis is the "first gay mayor of a major Florida city."
“We’ve made tens of thousands of calls to pro-equality voters in the City of Ft. Lauderdale about the importance of voting in this election,” the group said in a news release.Read More...