Mayor of Tiny Collin County Town Talks Publicly About Being Transgender

The first openly transgender elected official in Texas is the mayor of a tiny Collin County town, according to a story in the Texas Observer.The website for the town of New Hope lists its mayor as Jeff Herbst. But in an open letter to citizens on the town's website, Jess Herbst announces she is transgender. "Two years ago, with the support of my wife, daughters and son-in-law, I began hormone replacement therapy (HRT)," she wrote. "At the time, I did not imagine I would hold the mayor's position, but here I am."  Continue reading...

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