Good News: Salt Lake City Has Openly Gay Mayor

I’m relieved to have some FABULOUS news to counteract the horrors of Houston. Salt Lake City – in the very heart of Mormon territory – has an openly gay FEMALE mayor. BRAVO!!!

Salt Lake City — the capital of one of America’s reddest states and the headquarters of the Mormon church — appeared to have elected its first openly gay mayor Tuesday night.

Jackie Biskupski took 52.19% of the vote to incumbent Ralph Becker’s 47.81%. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Biskupski said she was “deeply humbled by the outpouring of support I have received.”

The Salt Lake Tribune declared Biskupski the victor, though as of Tuesday night only about 46% of the votes had been counted and Becker did not concede. Officials will not release final results until Nov. 17.

Still, Biskupski said she was “confident that we will prevail,” adding that her next move will be to close down her campaign.

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