U.S. Congress

Laphonza Butler sworn in as U.S. Senator

Laphonza Butler of California becomes the first out LGBTQ+ senator of color in the U.S.

Butler has served as a senior strategist in VP Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, has worked as the director for public policy and campaigns at Airbnb, served as president of the California chapter of the Service Employees International Union, and served on the University of California Board of Regents.

Laphonza Butler of California becomes the first out LGBTQ+ senator of color in the U.S. More