Kyrsten Sinema Makes History As First Openly Bisexual Member Of U.S. Senate

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was officially sworn in as a senator on Thursday morning.

Sinema made history as the first out bisexual person ever elected to the U.S. Senate and only the second openly LGBTQ person, behind Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., who is a lesbian.

Sinema is also the Grand Canyon State’s first female senator and its first Democratic senator since 1995.



Sinema arrived wearing a pink faux-fur-trimmed coat with a polka-dotted pink purse and later sported a gray faux fur stole for the ceremony.

“Kyrsten Sinema serving Elle Woods as she joins the Senate today is an energy we very much need to carry on through 2019,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another said her outfit was “an image for the ages,” tweeting, “So loved watching Kyrsten Sinema sworn in as Senator in totally fashion forward outfit with tight skirt, dour men around her looking completely flummoxed, like they’re in some strange new world they don’t understand. So true, and so deeply satisfying.”




The Friendly Atheist notes that Sinema placed her left hand on an Arizona “lawbook” instead of the Bible during the swearing-in ceremony.