Avenger of the Week | Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

photo credit: MacLean Center [ CC BY 3.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: MacLean Center [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot gained acclaim as one of two black women running for mayor of Chicago earlier this year. Lightfoot was elected mayor in April, and she is only the second woman to be elected as mayor of Chicago, the first black woman, and the first openly gay mayor of the city. Chicago is now the largest city in United States history to have an openly gay mayor, and it is also the largest city in the United States to be headed by a woman.

This week we honor @chicagosmayor Lori Lightfoot for taking her place in history and leading the city of Chicago. #AvengerOfTheWeek #GenderAvenger #Pride2019 🏳️‍🌈 https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/avenger-of-the-week-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot