This election saw an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates running for office. As you will see there were over 180 in total with 118 being elected. You can find the full breakdown of candidates, winners, and losers, in todays link.
The fact that there are so many shows how far we have come in our fight for equality. A few years back it would have been unthinkable that so many out candidates could have run in this country. Smear campaigns would have been the norm and while they still unfortunately occur they are few and far between. This, my friends, is progress. I hope we see much more of it.