As I started to dig into the election results, I became convinced that not all was lost. There were several definitive rays of hope. These women entered the Senate, and yes, they were all Democrats, and some were women of color.
Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.