OOOOh! A Day late!

Published November 8, 2017 by Nan Mykel

Due to my sloveness (I looked it up in  my Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary), definitions include “untidy, especially in personal appearance” and “slipshod in thought”   — I overshot my day to return to the site.

Where have I heard this before: “I’m writing a novel.”  But don’t hide your money– I’ll probably be long dead before it’s finished.  (Strange sentence, since it won’t be finished.)

It’s about a tranny (a term of affection or disrespect? I don’t know, but easy to say).  She is struggling with whether to come “out” or not.  That’s why I’m puzzling (secretly, of course) my librarian with all those books on the topic I’ve been checking out.  I’m also a feminist who knows a couple of nice guys.  Anyhow, that’s why I read with interest and want to share the following accomplishments from Benjamin Goggin of Digg, as a little confusingly amplified by several half-a-day-later clarifications.  OOPS IS RIGHT!   2017 ELECTION

TRANSGENDERED PERSONS

Danica Roem became the first transgender person to be elected to Va. House of Delegates-TRUE

Gerri Cannon became the first transgender person to be elected to political office in New Hampshire (Somersworth School board). TRUE

Andrea Jenkins became the first transgender person to win a spot on Minneapolis’ City Council (TRUE) and the first black [openly] transgender person to be elected to political office in the U.S. (Per Digg).  In 1992 a  black  closeted transgender person was elected to a  seat in the Massachusetts state house  but was “outed” by a reporter who found her birth certificate.  She served only one term.  Although she left the Republican party, her beliefs remained conservative.  Her name is Althea Garrison. (Per Wagonwe, Daily Kos)

Lisa Middleton became the first transgender person to win a non-judicial position in California, joining the Palm Springs City Council. TRUE

LESBIANS

Jenny Durkan became the first lesbian elected mayor of Seattle and the first woman to hold that position  since 1920. TRUE

Dawn Adams became Virginia’s first-out of the closet  lesbian official in Virginia’s 68th district. TRUE

OTHER MINORITIES

Kathy Tram became the first Asian American woman elected to  the Virginia GeneralAssembly. TRUE

Two latino women, Elizabeh Guzman and Hala Ayala  were the first to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly. TRUE

Vi Lyles bcame the first black woman elected mayor of  Charlotte, N.C   TRUE

Ravi Bhalla was elected to mayor of Hoboken, N.J. and the first Sith mayor in his state.         TRUE

Joyen Craig became Manchester, New Hampshire’s first woman Mayor.  TRUE

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