Wilton Manors Elects All-LGBT Commission

Wilton Manors, a vibrant neighborhood in South Florida, is now the second U.S. city with an all-LGBT commission. After Tuesday’s election, Scott Newton, the only heterosexual candidate on the commission lost his re-election bid. Commissioner Justin Flippen was elected mayor, Gary Resnick and Paul Rolli won the remaining commissioner seats, and all new elects are reportedly openly gay. Sean Meloy of the Victory Fund, an LGBT political action team, said in a statement, “LGBTQ people are severely under-represented at every level of government, so to have an all-LGBTQ city commission and an LGBTQ mayor in Wilton Manors would be an exciting moment, especially given the strong LGBTQ community there.” Wilton Manors is located on the north side of Fort Lauderdale. It is also second largest LGBTQ city in the U.S., behind Provincetown.