"Andrea Jenkins shattered a glass ceiling tonight - becoming the first out trans woman ever elected to the city council of a major USA city".
Andrea Jenkins easily won the race for a south Minneapolis seat Tuesday with roughly 73 per cent of the vote. Jenkins' run for office was endorsed by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the Minnesota affiliate of the national Democratic Party, as well as local publications like the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Andrea Jenkins has just made history becoming the first trans woman of color in the United States to be elected to public office.
Jenkins, who is also an award-winning poet, writer, and performance artist, makes history alongside Danica Roem, a transgender woman who won a seat in Virginia's legislature.
Jenkins, 56, said she believes her and Roem's victories are proof numerous nation's communities won't succumb to hatred, bigotry or transphobia - and are willing to fight for social justice and equality for all minority groups. He's also the author of Virginia's transgender bathroom bill, which would've required individuals to use the bathroom that correlates with the gender on their birth certificates.
There were 18 openly transgender candidates that ran in the U.S.in 2017 and there are 11 running in 2018 elections, according to a list compiled by Harvard researcher Logan Casey.
"When people do try to enact policies that are going to be detrimental to these communities, I can be that voice to derail that, to stop that, to resist". We don't just want a seat at the table, we want to set the table'.
Tyler Titus is the first openly trans person ever elected in Pennsylvania. Her goal is to create records of the experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming people for historians.
Lisa Middleton became the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California.
The pilot requested permission to divert and land at Chennai as she refused to settle down and cooperate with the flight crew. The woman, who was down a few drinks, became angry after reportedly discovering that her husband was cheating on her.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years after travelling to the country, amid allegations she was part of a coup plot. A petition has now been launched on online petition site Change.org demanding Mr Johnson step down as foreign secretary.
Hizb Chief Syed Salahuddin said that the flowing blood in Kashmir from past seven decades will show its colour one day. An Army jawan was also martyred in the encounter that broke out between militants and security forces on Monday.
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APPLE PAY CASH , the firm's long-awaited P2P payments service, has made its debut in Apple's latest iOS and watchOS beta releases. Now, beta users have begun to test out the service, which will roll out publicly with iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2.
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Page said he did not recall the email until a reporter from The Washington Post told him about it in August of this year. Jeff Sessions about a trip he made to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.
However, Twitter users - or, at least, a lot of them - did not sound off with the same level of enthusiasm when the news broke. Twitter recently announced a test project allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters - double the existing limit.
Ranveer Singh Cuts His Hair For his Upcoming Film 'Gully Boy'
The actor is supposedly not going to be promoting Padmavati pre-release but will be seen promoting it with Aditi Rao Hydari soon. The BJP MLA also said, "If anyone burns down the theatre which shows Padmavatiji (the fictional queen) in poor light".
Waymo's fully self-driving cars are here
That's certainly going to be an unnerving experience for someone who has never been in a self-driving auto before. During this next phase, Waymo will slowly expand the area it operates in to cover 600 square miles.
RBA bets safe, leaves rates on hold
While inflation has lifted a little over recent months, Dr Lowe said this was due to two areas - tobacco and electricity. The bank had reduced the rate by 25-basis points each in August and May a year ago .
Cody Garbrandt Still Believes "I'm The Better" Fighter
He's a helluva fighter. "You can't be in a position where you're like, 'I want $2 million, f**k you, I don't care what you make". When it comes to a potential rematch between the two, the current champion is saying the former champion isn't getting one.