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LGBTQ advocates target a new way to grow political power: Redistricting

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A newly drawn San Francisco supervisor district anchored by the Castro, a famous gay neighborhood, helped Harvey Milk become the first out elected official in California. Now, the same principle that lifted Milk decades ago is at the center of a redistricting campaign to boost lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates around the country next year. The LGBTQ Victory Fund is launching a first-of-its-kind effort to lobby redistricting authorities in different states to consider gay populations as “communities of interest” in map-drawing, the same status given to Black and Latino…

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