#QueerHeroes Day 13 – Congresswoman Sharice Davids
In many ways, Sharice Davids is defined by firsts.
A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, she is the first indigenous woman to be elected to Congress (along with the exemplary Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo, of New Mexico). She’s also the first LGBT indigenous person elected to Congress along with the first openly queer person elected to Congress from Kansas.
After graduating from Cornell Law but before her historic election, she was an MMA fighter with a 5-1 win:loss ratio as an amateur fighter.
She defeated a republican incumbent to represent Kansas’s 3rd District—the first dem elected to represent a Kansas district in ten years.