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Molly Cook, Texas's first out LGBTQ+ state senator, is ready to make change (exclusive)

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Texas is undoubtedly a challenging state in which to be a Democratic legislator, especially an LGBTQ+ one. But Molly Cook, recently elected as Texas’s first out LGBTQ+ state senator, says she’s up to the challenge. “I think it’s really important to keep in mind that incremental change and revolutionary change are not mutually exclusive,” says Cook. She promises to work for both. Cook, who is bisexual, won a special election May 4 in Senate District 15 to fill the remainder of Sen. John Whitmire’s term after he resigned to become...

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