A transgender, nonbinary House candidate and a lesbian state Senate candidate have both survived their California primary races and are advancing to the fall general election.

The Democratic duo had been trailing in third place in their respective Los Angeles County contests following the initial vote counts from the June 7 election.But after days of additional ballots being tabulated, the pair leapfrogged into second place last week.

G “Maebe A. Girl” Pudlo, a nonbinary drag queen elected in 2019 as the at-large representative for the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles, is now set to face off against Congressmember Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles) on the November 8 ballot.And social worker Caroline Menjivar will now compete head-to-head against gay hotel manager Daniel Hertzberg in the newly drawn 20th Senate District seat covering the San Fernando Valley.