5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 20

1. LGBT rights and “The Battle of the Bathroom” hit the cover of TIME magazine. 2. Mercedes Successful of Haynes City, Florida is the 11th trans woman to be murdered this year. 3. The victims of a gay bas...
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Baldwin makes history as first out gay U.S. senator

Tammy Baldwin

Tuesday’s election makes Tammy Baldwin the first openly gay person to serve in the U.S. Senate and brings the tally of LGBT members of the U.S. House to at least five.

"People ... see our country and our states moving toward full equality in many respects," Baldwin told CNN the morning after the election. "When you have legislative bodies that look more like America, that happens."

Baldwin is also the first woman to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate.