Trans MN Lawmaker Named One Of USA Today’s ‘Women Of The Year’

Looks like USA Today has a loose definition of 'woman!'

  • Minnesota’s first transgender lawmaker has been named one of USA Today’s “Women of the Year.”
  • State Rep. Leigh Finke was honored alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Goldie Hawn and NASA astronaut Col. Nicole Mann as a select group of “local and national heroines who make a positive impact in their communities every day.”
  • Finke — who transitioned in 2017 — is the second transgender woman to make the list, following last year’s selection of President Biden’s Assistant Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine.
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