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Lesbian Latina Wins Nomination

Margarita Lopez, the first openly lesbian Puerto Rican to run for public office in the U.S., has won the Democratic nomination for New York City’s Council’s District 2 seat.

Initial reports said Lopez had lost, but officials discovered they had not counted absentee, emergency, and affadavit ballots, which increased her votes.

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PlanetOut - September 17, 1997

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