Flagrant previously mentioned that Minneapolis was sophisticated enough to elect Andrea Jenkins, a transgender person of color, to their city council to represent Ward 8 on November 7, a day that proved inclusiveness is not yet dead in our nation. Several races around the country boded well for progressives and for candidates who were not Repubs and/or heterosexual-identifying white men. Yet we now discover Minneapolis elected not just one but TWO openly transgender city council members to serve a metropolis with one of the largest LGBTQ populations in the U.S. Phillipe Cunningham, identifying as a Black trans man, was voted in to represent Ward 4 in Northern Minneapolis.
In the embedded clip, both winners make articulate, inspiring statements that put federal government officials currently in power to shame.
"We are the resistance. We are fighting back."
The first black trans public officials in the U.S share their thoughts on making history: pic.twitter.com/chkO98665W
— The Root (@TheRoot) November 10, 2017