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Susan Allen, First American Indian Lesbian in State Legislature, Fights for Social Equality


Susan Allen recently became the first American Indian woman elected to serve in the Minnesota State Legislature. She is also the first Indian lesbian elected to serve in any state legislature, so she has plenty to talk about, and many people are eager to get a quote from her. A month after winning her seat, she is still buffeted by the wave of a media attention—she says she spends four hours a day just answering e-mails from the press.

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