Monday, January 21, 2008

Meet The Nation's First Black Lesbian Mayor

Cambridge City Council Elects Nation's First Black Lesbian Mayor

The city council of Cambridge, Mass., voted unanimously this week to elect the nation’s first openly lesbian black mayor, according to a story in The Cambridge Chronicle. Denise Simmons, a member of the council since 2001, will succeed Ken Reeves, who is also black and gay.

Simmons’s election marks “another broken glass ceiling,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, a group that supports and endorses LGBT political candidates.

“We are enormously proud of Mayor Simmons,” Wolfe said in a press release. “Like Mayor Ken Reeves before her, she is among our community’s trailblazers.”


Cambridge, Massachusetts is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England. Cambridge is most famous for the two prominent universities that call it home: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 101,355. It is the fifth most populous city in the state.

Congratulations, Madame Mayor!

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