From BiNet USA member and DC Bi Men’s Network co-founder Matt LeGrant,
Victory Fund's Reception for the newly sworn in
incoming class of LGBT legislators of the 113th Congress, including
Senator Tammy Baldwin, and the first out bisexual ever elected to to
Congress, Representative Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona!
The reception, held at the Reagan International Trade Center in
Washington DC, had approximately 300 guests, and five of the six
freshman LGBT representatives, along with Senator Baldwin and including
Congresswoman Sinema. John and I got to meet and shake hands with both
Senator Baldwin and Congresswoman Sinema, and while congratulating them I
proudly wore my favorite "Bi American" button and made sure that
Victory Fund officials, Senator Baldwin, and Congresswoman Sinema saw
it! I mentioned that I was a member of BiNet USA and Congresswoman
Sinema enthusiastically thanked BiNet for its support of her candidacy.
She is a great speaker which kept the crowd enthralled, and she denoted
the historic significance of breaking this glass ceiling, on top of
Senator Baldwin's equally impressive accomplishment of being the first
out Senator. Quite an event and reinforced to me how Kyrsten's election
will elevate Bi visibility to a new level.
BiNet USA as an organization has not endorsed Congresswoman Sinema but as bisexual
people, we are emotionally with her in spirit and are extremely proud of her achievements!