When she is sworn in, McBride will become the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender elected official.
Tennessee had been one of just five states that previously had never elected openly LGBTQ candidates as state representatives.
Georgia elects 1st openly LGBTQ state senatorKim Jackson, an out lesbian, became Georgia’s first openly LGBTQ representitive in the state’s history.
New York elects 2 openly LGBTQ Black members of CongressRitchie Torres and Mondaire Jones, two openly gay, Black Democratic representatives, made history Tuesday night.
Kansas elects 1st openly transgender lawmakerStephanie Byers, a retired Witchita teacher, won in Kansas on Tuesday, another notable victory for the LGBTQ community.