Sunday, November 09, 2008

First transgendered Mayor in America

Not to take anything away from President-elect Obama's history making moment, but in some ways I think the first transgender mayor is also pretty stunning and even more historic. Stu Rasmussen was re-elected as mayor of Silverton, Oregon, pop. 9,433, after having transgendered between terms of office.

It wouldn't have been such a big deal in a state like California that is known for quirky candidates but for a small, rural and decidedly conservative community to not only accept Ms. Rasmussen but re-elect her after the change is a big deal and huge step forward for both her town and the transgendered community at large.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

this should make big news!

10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm surprised it didn't make a bigger splash Ryan.

8:55:00 AM  

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