LaWana Mayfield’s election to the Charlotte City Council this fall was unusual in that she knocked off a long-serving incumbent.

It was historic in that she became the city’s first openly gay council member.

When she was preparing to run, Mayfield, a community organizer, said she and her friends wondered how her sexual orientation would play with voters.

What would people think? Would it dominate the campaign?

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Courtesy of The Charlotte Observer