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Newly Elected Congresswoman Flies Pride Flag on Capitol Hill

Newly elected Virginia congresswoman Jennifer Wexton hung a transgender pride flag alongside the Virginia state flag outside her D.C. office to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community, Time reports. Wexton, who represents Virginia’s 10th District, was a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community during her time in the Virginia General Assembly and vows to continue fighting for equality as a U.S. congresswoman. When asked about the flag, Wexton said, “The trans community has been under attack … I wanted to show my solidarity because we are talking about my friends and family.” The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in history, with 10 out, gay members sworn in last week.

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