The new mayor of Palm Springs will also be the first female in the position.
The government and community have responded with support and solidarity.
Fewer people contributed more to the fight for LGBTQ+ people and women more than Lyon and her longtime partner, Del Martin.
It's the first time this has ever happened and this is the kind of equality we want to see.
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