When she wins, as expected, she’ll become the first openly transgender elected official in Newton — and one of the first in Massachusetts.
Of the 520,000 elected officials in the United States, about 13 are transgender, according to Victory Institute’s 2018 Out for America report.
Kudos to Newton’s Holly Ryan for urging Massachusetts Democrats to vote yes to uphold transgender rights in Massachusetts, citing an alarming WBUR poll that showed only 52% of Mass. voters continue to support transgender rights.
The poll showed that 38 percent of voters support repealing existing legislation that allows trangender people to access