Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: In City Hall, Women Make History

The last time the mayor of Seattle was a woman was in 1926. When Bertha Knight Landes ran, local papers assured voters that she was “plain” and “unassuming,” that she went to church, that she was not a “chattering woman” or perhaps worse, that she was not a “new woman,” either. When she won, Landes made history, and not only in the city: as the first woman mayor of Seattle, she also became the first woman to be elected mayor of any major U.S. city.

On Tuesday, almost 100 years since Landes took o…