1st LGBT US Governor Among Community's Election Night Victories | NECN

1st LGBT US Governor Among Community's Election Night Victories

More than 150 openly LGBTQ candidates ran for office this year

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    Oregon Gov, Kate Brown speaks to the crowd of supporters after being elected at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    For the first time, an openly LGBT person has been elected as governor of a U.S. state: Kate Brown, a Democrat whom NBC News projected to win over Bud Pierce.

    It was some of the brightest news to come out an Election Day that saw Donald Trump elected president and many in America's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, NBC OUT reported.

    Brown's win was "one for the history books," said Aisha Moodie-Mills, executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, in a statement.

    And there was more good news for the community out of the vote, including more than 150 openly LGBTQ candidates running for office and the possible defeat of a Republican governor who gained national notoriety for ushering in anti-LGBTQ legislation.