Lynchburg city leaders respond to ‘transphobic’ Facebook post by public figure
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg city leaders responded to concerns over a Facebook post, which some call offensive towards the LGBTQIA+ community. Martin Misjuns, a city fire captain and chairman of Lynchburg’s Republican Ward I Committee, posted cartoons depicting transgender characters to his public social media page in January. Posted by Martin J. Misjuns on Monday, January 25, 2021Community members, including the Hill City Pride advocacy group called the images transphobic. It’s just that when you do post something on such a public platform and as a public figure, then there can be consequences and they should be held to a higher standard,” said Michael Kittinger, board chair of Hill City Pride. The city released the following statement Monday saying leaders will focus on more training and inclusion:Ad
Sarah McBride becomes the first openly transgender person to be elected state senator
While most Americans continued awaiting the presidential election results, history was silently being made in Delaware. Sarah McBride, 30, made history on election night by becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to the state Senate in U.S. history. “I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too,” McBride tweeted Tuesday night after the election was called. McBride is a former spokesperson for the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign and also became the first trans person to speak at a major political convention. McBride will represent parts of Bellefonte, Claymont and Wilmington, the state’s largest city.