Well,he/she/it did it.
Progressive Christine Hallquist becomes 1st transgender gubernatorial nominee for major party
“Christine’s victory is a defining moment in the movement for trans equality and is especially remarkable given how few out trans elected officials there are at any level of government,” Houston Mayor Annise Parker, president of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, said in a statement.
[CtH: I think it’s remarkable any are elected officials, given how few “out” trans there are in general.]
Hallquist joins three other openly LGBTQ candidates for governor this year — a historically high number. Gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez of Texas, Kate Brown of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado, all Democrats, are out as LGBTQ.
IN OTHER VERMONT NEWS:
Sen. Bernie Sanders wins Vermont Democratic nod
HE HAS REFUSED THE NOMINATION. HE PLANS TO RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT/SOCIALIST CANDIDATE.