Tina K. Russell

April 2, 2008

Awesome Transsexuals, Part 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Tina Russell @ 9:14 pm

First Black Transsexual Delegate Headed to Dems’ Convention :: EDGE Boston

Who’s got a big tent now? This election season, for the first time, the Democratic National Committee will include a transgendered African-Amercian delegate.

Marisa Richmond, long a veteran of election-year politics and conventions and a professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University, won’t be the only transgendered member of the convention; the DNC’s chairman, Howard Dean, has also appointed Diego Sanchez to a committee, making Sanchez the first transgendered platform committee member and the first to be called up by a DNC chairman.

In a Mar. 26 article, the Washington Blade reports that Richmond has been active in politics–she worked on Ted Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1980–longer than she’s lived as a woman, having made the M-to-F transition in 2001 when she was 42 years old.



1 Comment »

  1. I would wonder how Ms. Richmond feels now that Ted has abandoned the idea of ENDA & Trans-equality? As in my senate delegate days, my friends have abandoned me since my transition.

    Comment by stellewriter01 — April 3, 2008 @ 6:30 am

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