THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — After serving a stint as a community board chair, trans man Mel Wymore is running for a seat on the New York City council. He says he’s not doing this to make history, buy rather, because he wants to serve his community.
Wymore: “After I served as chair of Community Board 7, I felt like City Council was a natural progression. I really enjoyed being chair of the board, . . . and being able to engage in so many different issues and constituents.”
On being trans: “I don’t know how else to be except open and honest about who I am.”
On being a trans role model: “I would hope to be a role model for all people, not just LGBT. I hope I can stand as an example for anyone who wants to be empowered to participate in a bigger way.”
More about Wymore: Transgender Man Seeks to Succeed Brewer on NYC Council :: EDGE Boston.
Trans rights bill repeal fails.
An attempt to repeal a recently enacted Baltimore county, Maryland trans rights bill has failed. Organizers failed to gain enough signatures and faced harsh opposition during public meetings as their scare tactics failed to drum up support for the repeal.
As a side note, it was reported that some of the people supporting the repeal were a small number of “radical lesbian separatist feminists”.
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