Transgender woman, Somali-American win US primary nods

Transgender woman, Somali-American win US primary nodsChristine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation’s first transgender governor, US media projected. In another ground-breaking political moment, Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives. “HISTORY MADE! @christineforvt just became the first trans/non-binary gubernatorial candidate from a major political party in American history!” the Victory Fund, an organization that supports LGBTQ candidates, tweeted about Hallquist.


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In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governorThe win “is a defining moment in the movement for trans equality,” Annise Parker, president and CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, which seeks to elect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates, said in a statement. The contest comes at a time of uncertainty for transgender rights, which expanded under the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama.


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Woman finds parents' old love letters and reduces the internet to tears

Woman finds parents' old love letters and reduces the internet to tearsRomance isn’t dead, folks.  This tweet about one woman’s parents’ long distance relationship will restore your faith in the power of love. Just trust us on this one.  SEE ALSO: Team Twitter reunites woman with a letter sent to her by a famous poet Twitter user @sumacy posted photos of the letters her parents sent to one another when her mum was living in China and her dad was living in the U.S.. “My parents were in a long distance relationship for a few years after my dad moved to the U.S. but they kept in touch through these letters,” she wrote. “Do you hear me crying.” my parents were in a long distance relationship for a few years after my dad moved to the u.s but they kept in touch through all these letters.. do you hear me crying pic.twitter.com/hBuxFCSKjv — macy!! (@sumacy) August 9, 2018 Let’s get a closeup of that enormous stack of letters.  Image: @sumacy / twitter Image: @sumacy / twitter Macy’s tweet seems to have struck a chord among the romantics on Twitter — it gained 108K likes and been retweeted over 39K times.  The people of Twitter had questions, of course.  One person wanted to know if Macy’s parents were still together. (They are, FYI!)  “Their 21st anniversary is this year!” Macy wrote on Twitter.  Others wanted to know how the pair found the energy to keep the relationship going.  Seemingly everyone was telling Macy’s mum to dump her dad and find someone who lived closer to her. “Jokes on them haha,” wrote Macy. Indeed! from what they told me, my mom was still in china and everybody she knew was already married/had kids so they were all telling her to dump my dad and find someone closer and just get settled already but jokes on them haha — macy!! (@sumacy) August 10, 2018 Macy told her parents about the attention her tweet had garnered, which prompted her mum to re-read the letter pictured: Image: @sumacy / twitter”My mom pulled out the letter I took a picture of to read and now she’s crying :’)” wrote Macy. a quick lil update: i told my parents about this tweet lol and my mom pulled out the letter i took a picture of to read and now she’s crying :’) they’ve set the bar too high how do i live up to this — macy!! (@sumacy) August 11, 2018 I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye.  WATCH: An expert alien hunter told us what to do if we ever meet ET


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