The Florida city has elected LGBT-only government

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Openly gay man Justin Flippen, who has been serving on the commission since 2008, was elected Mayor of Wilton Manors City in Florida. The outgoing mayor Gary Resnick and newcomer Paul Rolli, won commission seats, and these men are also both gay. They joined LGBT+ local lawmakers Tom Green and Julie Carson, who are already serving their terms as commissioners. The only straight commissioner was Scott Newton, but he lost the bid. “Victory of, for, and by the People!” Flippen wrote on Twitter commenting on the result of the vote, sharing a picture of him and his supporters. Such a government is really historic for Florida, nothing like this has happened there before. “The journey to victory has been by way of our neighborhoods, walking door to door, listening, and discussing the issues we face and the solutions we can and will achieve with the right leadership in city hall,” Flippen wrote, “Tonight’s victory would not be possible without the support of loved ones, family, and friends who have invested time and talent in my candidacy and the community support from so many who, like me, are proud to call Wilton Manors home.”

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