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Where Are The Transgender Women In Government?


​While women, especially women of color, are undoubtedly underrepresented in all levels of American democracy, one group with an even lower level of representation in government is the transgender community. Though there is little data on the number of transgender people in the United States, a study by the Williams Institute of UCLA places the number at an estimated 0.6% of adults, or 1.4 million Americans.

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First Openly Transgender Person Wins Major Party Nomination for US Senate


By Rachel Swack

Misty K. Snow became the first openly transgender person to receive a major party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate when she clinched the Democratic primary in Utah on Tuesday.  Snow is 30 years old and a native of Salt Lake City.

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