Number of LGBT in Congress reaches double digits

By Bo Erickson

/ CBS News

Arizona elects Sinema to Senate

There will be at least 10 LGBT members of Congress next year, after Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was officially declared the next Democratic senator of Arizona on Monday night. Sinema, who is openly bisexual, joins the record number of LGBT members who will serve in the 116th Congress.

All 10 members are Democrats. There will now be two LGBT senators: Sinema and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin.

The other eight LGBT House members are listed here:

Democratic Rep. Jared Polis will be trading his Colorado U.S. House seat for the governor's mansion in Colorado in January.

Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona Senate race

First published on November 12, 2018 / 11:17 PM

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