Texas Town Welcomes First Openly Transgender Mayor balleralert Texas Town Welcomes First Openly Transgender Mayor -blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A mayor in New Hope Texas made history after coming out as transgender ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jess Herbst is the state’s first seated official to openly change genders She posted an open letter on the town’s website this week ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “As your Mayor I must tell you about something that has been with me since my earliest memories I am transgender Two years ago with the support of my wife daughters and son-in-law I began Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT At the time I did not imagine I would hold the Mayors position but here I am” Herbst wrote ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Herbst was initially elected as an alderman to the town council She was then appointed mayor when the town’s previous mayor Johnny Mamm died days before the election ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is gender identity not sexual preference that applies to me I love my wife and she loves me we have no intention of change My daughters have been adamant supporters of me and are proud to tell people their father is transgender” Herbst explains in her letter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have received emails congratulating me calling me brave and even one expressing pride in living in a town with a mayor like me” Herbst told the Huffington Post ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I never hoped for more than simple tolerance the outpouring of support is unprecedented” Meme

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