Skip to comments.Palm Springs City Council now entirely queer after election of transgender, bisexual women
Posted on 11/09/2017 9:23:01 AM PST by doug from upland
The Palm Springs, Calif., City Council is entirely LGBT or queer after two new members were elected to the council Tuesday.
Lisa Middleton made history Tuesday as the first openly transgender candidate elected to a nonjudicial office in California.
Christy Holstege, who identifies as bisexual, won the second open seat on the city council.
They beat out four other candidates in Tuesdays election, the Desert Sun reported.
First openly transgender African American woman elected Middleton won about 31% of the vote while Holstege won with 30% of the vote in her favor, the Desert Sun reports.
Their election means that the council is now 100% LGBT or queer, according to Equality California, which endorsed both candidates, and contributed to their campaigns.
LGBT advocates celebrated their win Tuesday night.
By becoming the first out transgender person to be elected to a non-judicial office in California, Lisa is paving the way for others to follow in her footsteps in California and across the nation. Her first place finish out of a field of 6 candidates demonstrates that a glass ceiling for transgender people who want to serve in elected office was not only broken, but was shattered in Palm Springs.
Middleton and Holstege join gay councilmembers Geoff Kors and J.R. Roberts.
Other transgender candidates were elected to office Tuesday significant victories for an oft marginalized community.
Transgender woman Andrea Jenkins was elected to the Minneapolis City Council while Danica Roem of Virginia beat 13-term Republican state Del. Bob Marshall to became the first openly transgender person elected and seated to a state legislature in the U.S.
Glad to see these folks believe in it so much. /S
Once Hillary hears about this, shell officially go transgender or bi-sexual.
Stay out of the parks, and don’t let your kids get anywhere near them.
Another reason to avoid CA. Obviously, people there are too strange to associate with normal people.
Decent people like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby had homes in Palm Springs. Spinning at this point I would imagine.
This is kind of a solidifying situation. You get so many queers on the council and normal people won’t want to run.
What could possibly go wrong with people consumed by 5heir lust having control of the city payroll and taxes?
Another “just because you can doesn’t mean that you should” moment.
Maybe they’ll do a musical.
Its uncle Bob in a wig!
AIDS is airborne in Palm Springs
The city must be destroyed
Maybe they'll do a musical
Add Sonny Bono to that list.
The freaks ruined a once great area. By the turn of the millennium, it was irrevocably soiled.
If God doesn’t destroy it, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
Stop the world, I want to get off....or as Eddy Arnold sang:
“”Make the World Go Away!””
“”If God doesnt destroy it, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.””
I’ll say! I guess it has to get a whole lot worse but wonder if that is possible.
I have no idea how we’re supposed to put up with it in the meantime.
At least Sonny was spared the embarrassment of seeing his sprog turn into a frog.
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