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Transgender candidate elected to Erie school board

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 8, 2017 12:47 AM
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(Erie) -- A western Pennsylvania school board has a new, openly transgender member.

Tyler Titus won one of four open seats on the Erie School Board yestertday.

The Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to electing openly LGBT people, says 33-year-old Titus is the first openly transgender person ever elected in the state of Pennsylvania.

He is a clinical therapist and Democrat who won a write-in Democratic nomination in May.

Titus isn't the only transgender candidate elected to public office last night.

In Virginia, a transgender candidate defeated an incumbent lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

Democrat Danica Roem will be the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States.

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