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Democratic candidate Mauree Turner made history Tuesday in the race for Oklahoma’s House of Representatives for District 88, becoming the first Muslim lawmaker in the state and the first openly nonbinary state legislator in the U.S.

Last month students packed around long plastic tables, talking and sharing turkey, pumpkin pie and each others’ company. The event was called Queersgiving. In recent years the term “queer” has been adopted by the LGBTG movement. According to PLAG, the nation’s largest LGBTQ ally organization, the word is used to describe anyone who “feels somehow outside of the societal norms in regards to gender or sexuality.” The dinner gave University of Oklahoma students who identify as queer a chance to meet and bond with each other.