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On Election Night 2018, there are more LGBT-related storylines to follow than just the sheer number of out candidates—almost 250, according to recent estimates. Tuesday’s vote could also deliver the first transgender governor, the first openly bisexual Senator, and the first body of Congress to pass the long-anticipated Equality Act.

At the same time, one state might end up repealing statewide nondiscrimination protections for transgender people via public vote for the first time—and no, it’s not a red one.

Indeed, underneath what LGBT advocates have dubbed a “rainbow wave” is a midterm that could prove monumental in myriad ways for a community that has seen many of its rights fights stall under the Trump administration. Here are five stories to watch—and what they would mean for LGBT people.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Author: By samantha.allen@thedailybeast.com (Samantha Allen)