BATTLE FOR WORLD – July 17, 2017: (This bit of intel information is several months old, before Trump was elected president.) Transgender persons in American politics…will increase in the coming months and years. And the subject won’t be taboo anymore because it will be reported about in all medias.
And at a near future time, we will even have a transsexual candidate running for president of the United States.
References – Links:
[ ‘I’m Not Going to Say No’ – Chelsea Manning on Going Into Politics | Caitlyn Jenner weighs run for Senate | Chelsea Manning grants first TV interview | BUCHANAN: With DC war talk, Trump may need those transgender troops | TRUMP TELLS MATTIS TO INDEFINITELY BAN TRANS RECRUITS | Trump bans transgender people from military service; critics call it ‘raw prejudice’ | Mattis freezes military trans ban, pending study ]
Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont’s Democratic Gubernatorial Primary
YAHOO – August 14, 2018: Christine Hallquist on Tuesday became the country’s first openly transgender candidate to win a major party’s nomination in a governor’s race.
Vermont Democrats made history by selecting Hallquist as their gubernatorial nominee in the party’s primary. She defeated three other candidates.
In November’s election, the former CEO faces off against Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who polls show has lost popularity among voters in recent months.
Hallquist joins a number of transgender men and women who have run for office recently, including the country’s first openly transgender state legislator, Virginia’s Danica Roem, who won her office last November.
Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state, who heads the Democratic Governors Association, said in a statement, “We’re proud of Christine’s historic candidacy, and we welcome her to the most diverse crop of gubernatorial nominees in American history.”
Vermont Democrats could nominate transgender for governor
MIAMI HERALD – August 12, 2018: A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation’s first transgender governor — but she says that’s not the main reason she’s running.
Christine Hallquist says that in the run-up to Tuesday’s primary, people are finally beginning to pay attention to the race, but her status as a transgender woman isn’t what’s on their minds. Rather, she says, voters want to know what she can do to help them get higher-paying jobs, provide health care for their families and better educate their children.
So she’s appealing to Vermonters with a progressive message that includes a livable wage, Medicare for all, free public college education and high-speed broadband access — even to those who live on remote back roads.
“That’s how I want to be known in Vermont,” Hallquist, 62, told The Associated Press in an interview at her Burlington offices. “Nationally, I want to be known as the first trans candidate.”