Monday, October 29, 2012

LGBT History Month: Kyrsten Sinema

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Kyrsten Sinema was born born July 12, 1976 in Tuscon, Arizona.  She earned her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, a masters from Arizona State University in social work, a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law, and most recently a Ph. D. in Justice Studies.  She worked as a social worker for an Arizona elementary school district before becoming a criminal defense lawyer.  She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.

Sinema is a former member of both the Senate and House of Representatives for the Arizona State Legislature and in August 2012 she won the Democratic primary for Congress in Arizona's 9th congressional district.  If elected, she will be the first openly bisexual member of Congress.


Also this month:

~ October is also National Bullying Prevention Month.

~ October 10th was Unity Day; wear orange to show your support and remind others about the importance of bullying prevention.

~ October 11th was National Coming Out Day when we celebrate coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or as an ally. See the Human Rights Campaign website for resources on coming out.

~ October 19th is Spirit Day; wear purple on this day to support LGBT youth & stand up against bullying.

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