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Jessica Benham

American politician and disability rights activist


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Jessica L. Benham is an American politician and disability rights activist serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 36th District. She is the first openly LGBTQ+ woman and first openly autistic person elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Benham is one of the only autistic state lawmakers in the United States. She cofounded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy in 2014.

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Bethel University

Christian college in Minnesota

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Public comprehensive university in Mankato, Minnesota

University of Pittsburgh

State-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States