More transgender candidates running for office

Christine Hallquist became the first openly transgender person in the U.S to earn a major party nomination for statewide office when she won Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial primary on August 14, 2018. According to Logan Casey, research associate in public opinion for the Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she’s part of a wave of at least 43 transgender candidates running for political offices at all levels this year.

Last year, Casey was deputy director of a survey that documented widespread violence and harassment in the lives of LGBTQ people.

Read U.S. News & World Report article: In First, Transgender Woman Wins Democratic Nomination for Vermont Governor

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