Texas Lawmaker Just CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET As First “Transgender” To Hold Public Office
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The Boy Scouts of America just changed their rules allowing transgendered girls to become boy scouts. Now a day later, a Texas woman lawmaker from a very conservative town in Texas just came out of the closet as a “transgendered man”.
According to a story in Heatstreet:
Eight months after taking office, the mayor of a small Texas town has become the first transgender elected official to come out publicly in the state’s history.
“As your Mayor I must tell you about something that has been with me since my earliest memories, I am Transgender” said Jess Herbst, the mayor of New Hope in Collin County.
She gave the message in an open letter posted on the town’s website.
Herbst, who has been documenting her transition on her personal blog JessHerbst.com., also talked about how her decision affected her family:
“It is gender identity not sexual preference that applies to me. I love my wife, and she loves me, we have no intention of change. My daughters have been adamant supporters of me and are proud to tell people their father is transgender.”
“I live my life as a female now, and I will be performing my duties to the town as such,” Herbst wrote.
She also welcomed the great strides made in the transgender community in recent years, pointing to the growing number of high-profile trans figures in sports and media.
With “celebrities like olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox from the show ‘Orange is the new Black’ [sic] and popular shows like ‘Transparent’, society finally has a chance to see and learn about who we are” she wrote.
Contrary to most in the LGBTQ community, Herbst said she was not particularly sensitive to which pronouns people use when addressing her, and encouraged constituents to email her if they had any questions.