Minneapolis Elects Two Trans City Council Members


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.


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