The Advocate, the nation’s premier LGBTQ magazine and website featured a LGBTQ hero from each of the states.
Who was South Dakota’s pick?
Angie Buhl O’Donnell
An out bisexual, Buhl O’Donnell was the first LGBT member of the South Dakota legislature. She has represented the 15th district in the South Dakota Senate since 2010, a seat she won when she was just 25 years old. That same year she was honored with the Young Democrats of America LGBT Caucus’s Leadership Award.
See the listing for all 50 states: 50 States, 50 Heroes
Angie began her LGBTQ activist in 2006 working for South Dakotans Against Discrimination in trying to defeat Amendment C – the ban on same-sex marriage, and was a founding board member of Equality South Dakota.