Saturday, November 08, 2008

Oregon Town Elects Transgender Person for Mayor

Stu Rasmussen Became Mayor With Implants, Dresses and Ideas for Improving Her Town

-- From "America's First Transgender Mayor" by Lee Ferran, ABC News 11/8/08

The first time Stu Rasmussen was elected mayor of Silverton, Ore., he wore shirts and pants.

This time around, after a landslide victory, he will be stepping into office donning a dress and makeup.

"Obviously, it was shocking to them," he said. "We all kind of went through it together. It was pretty obvious I was making a change, it had to happen in my head. They were ready before I was."

"It's a rural or a community considered more conservative," he said. "They judge people on talent and ability rather than their shape."

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