Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, January 28, 2008

First Black Lesbian Mayor

I don't know how I missed this. The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts has elected an out black lesbian to the post of mayor of the city. Denise Simmons now holds the title of the first black lesbian to run a city. She takes the seat of Ken Reeves who was the first Black gay mayor. Simmons was elected into office on Monday January 14. She was elected into office by the Cambridge city counselors in a unanimous vote. Her public tenure has included twelve years as Executive Director of the Civic Unity Committee and sitting on the Cambridge City Council since 2001.
How phenomenal a city is Cambridge to have a same gender-loving man and a same-gender loving woman serve consecutively in this manner. I'm seriously thinking about relocating.

Congratulations Denise Simmons. You inspire me.

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