Two transgender women victorious in Tuesday’s primaries

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Two transgender women won in the Democratic primaries on Tuesday.

Misty K. Snow won for a Utah U.S. Senate seat and Misty Plowright for the Colorado Statehouse.

Snow made history winning the nomination, being the first transgender candidate for the U.S. Senate.

If Snow is victorious against incumbent Republican Senator Mike Lee in November, she would become the first transgender U.S. senator.

Due to the conservative politics in both candidates regions, they are being given a slim chance at winning in November.

But  LGBT activists see their nominations alone as celebratory.

Senior vice president of Policy and Political Affairs at the Human Rights Campaign,  JoDee Winterhof, told NBC News in a statement,”It is historic that this November, the top Utah Democrat on the ballot in that state will be a transgender woman,” Winterhof said. “Regardless of the outcome in the fall, both of these candidates have demonstrated to transgender people across the country that our politics are stronger when diverse voices are not only heard, but also included.”


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