Thursday, May 27, 2010

Transgender GOP Congressional Candidate in Florida

Donna Milo — a Cuban-American, conservative Republican, transgender woman running for Congress — says she doesn't like labels.

-- From "Transgender GOP candidate takes aim at Wasserman Schultz" by Steve Rothaus, The Miami Herald 5/17/10

"I'm an American. I make my way on the basis of ability. My triumphs are based on my abilities, not on a label or a crutch," said Milo, a Miami Planning Advisory Board member running to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, one of the House's most liberal Democrats.

Milo — formerly named Ed — was born in Cuba, the youngest of nine children. The Milo family immigrated to Miami in 1964 and moved to Fort Lauderdale four years later.

At age 19, Ed Milo married his high school sweetheart, Isabel. They have two children . . .

"Donna is a very unique individual," Sunshine Republicans [a conservative group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Floridians] President Benjamin Lewis said.

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