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Key West elects Florida’s first lesbian mayor

November 7, 2018

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The citizens of Key West have elected Florida’s first openly-lesbian mayor.

Teri Johnston was elected mayor of this historically-gay-friendly city in the Florida Keys on Tuesday.

The Miami Herald reports that Johnston was nonchalant on Wednesday when told she had made history.

Johnston says Key West is such an inclusive community that it wasn’t a big deal.

Key West had an openly gay mayor in Richard Heyman as far back as the 1980s and it currently has a gay police chief.

Johnston previously was a two-term city commissioner.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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