By Ben Hunte
By Ben Hunte
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By Ivana Davidovic
Business reporter, BBC News
Charities supporting LGBT victims of domestic abuse say this has been their busiest year on record.
From transgender State Senator Sarah McBride to 25-year-old Madison Cawthorn - here are some of the new faces making history in US politics.
By Sanjana Chowdhury
BBC Bengali, Dhaka
Delaware has just elected the first openly transgender state senator in US history, according to CBS, the BBC's US broadcast partner, and AP.
Sarah McBride will also become the highest-ranking transgender elected official ever to serve in America.
McBride, who worked as an intern in the Obama administration, currently holds the seat representing Delaware's first district, a Democratic area.
She's been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, previously serving as the national press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign advocacy group.
According to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, there are four openly transgender people currently serving in state legislatures.
Fund president Annise Parker said McBride's victory "gives hope to countless trans people looking toward a brighter future".
"Her victory will inspire more trans people to follow in her footsteps and run for public office."
By Paul Murphy-Kasp
Journalist, BBC London
Tyler, who came out as transgender when he was 15, attempted to commit suicide after bullies teased him about his new identity.
By Jack Murley
Presenter, the BBC's LGBT Sport Podcast
Two people whose lives were changed by transphobic attacks say they wouldn’t go to the police again.
By Hannah Barnes
Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has criticised the government's decision to not allow trans people to self-identify.
By Katie Gornall & Katie Falkingham
Marsha De Cordova criticised the government for not making changes to the Gender Recognition Act.
What is the GRA, has anything actually changed, and what might be next for trans rights?