Bre Kidman

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Bre Kidman
Place of birth Providence, Rhode Island, USA[1]
Nationality American
Pronouns they/them
Gender identity nonbinary
Occupation attorney, politician
Known for First out nonbinary person to run for US Senate

Bre "Bee Kay" Kidman is a nonbinary person who campaigned to represent Maine in the 2020 Senate election. They became inspired to "change the [political] system from within" after Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.[2] Kidman describes themself as "criminal defense attorney by day and radical fat queer/performance artist/model/musician/activist most other times."[3]

After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2016 from University Maine School of Law, Kidman worked as a pro bono attorney for some time.[4] In 2019, Kidman was successful in getting the Senatorial electronic system for financial disclosure forms to add Mx as an honorific option.[5]

Bre ran as a Democrat, with a progressive platform including campaign finance reform, healthcare accessibility, expansion of reproductive rights, criminal justice reform, climate change action, and solving the opioid crisis.[6]

In the July 14, 2020 Democratic primary, Bre received 7% of the vote, and went on to endorse outside of their party, backing Lisa Savage of the Maine Green Independent Party.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. Miller, Hayley (28 June 2019). "First Openly Non-Binary Senate Candidate Seeks To Make Politics More Inclusive". HuffPost. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  3. Scher, Brent (29 April 2019). "'Queer Feminist Mermaid' Surfaces to Challenge Susan Collins". Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. "Bre Kidman". Maine Democratic Party. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  5. "Bre Kidman, First Non-Binary U.S. Senate Candidate, Forces Senate Ethics Committee Web System Update". PRWeb. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  6. Micallef, Max (29 August 2019). "Interview with Bre Kidman: The Progressive Queer Attorney for U.S. Senate – Part 1". The Student Post. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  7. Collins, Steve (August 3, 2020). "Independent U.S. Senate hopeful Lisa Savage picks up backing of one-time Democratic rival". Lewiston Sun Journal. Retrieved August 6, 2020.