Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The New Wave of Local Candidates Running for Office

Kathy Tran wasn’t the only mother at the political training boot-camp, but she was the only one who brought her baby. Elise Minh Khanh, Tran’s daughter, was born four days after Inauguration Day, and when the course began, she was one month old. It wasn’t the most convenient time for Tran to start a new life in public office—but Elise was the reason Tran was running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates at all.

“[The name] Elise was inspired by Ellis Island, and Minh Khanh is Vietnamese f…