THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Holly Ryan’s appointment to the city’s Human Rights Commission follows the recent passage of Massachusetts’ An Act Relative to Gender Identity trans equality bill. Appointed by Mayor Setti Warren, Ryan says the position will help her to educate people on trans issues.
Ryan also has great things to say about Newton — a place she lived her whole life. Ryan: “Newton just seems to always embrace diversity, no matter what it is.”
Kara Suffredini of MassEquality: “I think it’s historic in Newton and Massachusetts and across the country. There are just not very many openly transgender leaders in any kind of city or state-wide or national office.”
I did find another bit of interesting information in the news report — it is said 33,000 trans people live in Massachusetts. While I’ve no reason to doubt the numbers, I’m curious how they made this calculation. I may investigate this further.
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