The Advocate Names Tammy Balwin their Person of the Year

Well The Advocate magazine just came out with their Person of the Year and we can not dispute it. Yes Tammy Baldwin has now made yet another historical achievement and we are so proud of her. The article starts out as:

Tammy Baldwin had just graduated from Smith College in 1984 as a double major in math and political science. The high school valedictorian and Madison, Wis., native had not yet secured a job, but she found an inspiration in Geraldine Ferraro, who that year became the first woman ever nominated for vice president on a major party’s ticket.

“I remember watching the Democratic convention and her giving her speech and thinking to myself, I can aspire to anything. There’s no limits anymore,” she says.

Baldwin, who was sworn in Thursday as the first openly gay U.S. senator, says she hopes her own achievement will have a similar “ripple effect.” Speaking with The Advocate in her first interview of the new year, she notes that LGBT people have already told her, “This has changed me in some way,” when talking about her win.

“At every glass ceiling I’ve broken, I’ve hoped that that’s the message that goes out so loudly and clearly,” she says. “This is a message that we don’t have to limit our aspirations in this society anymore.”

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