Once upon a time, the LGBT community had no LGBT choices in politics, only LGBT-friendly candidates, who weren’t LGBT themselves, to endorse.
And, once upon a time, there were no LGBT candidates for any elected political office in the land. In 1972, Nancy Wechsler and Jerry DeGrieck were the first LGBT people to be elected to any office in the United States in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Then, visionary organizations such as The Victory Fund and similar groups locally began to groom and support LGBT candidates. Today around the country, we have many LGBT people in almost every type of elected office imaginable.