Transgender Republican Sworn Into Office In New Jersey

  • From Florida’s notorious “don’t say gay” law to bathroom bans to the controversy over new sex ed standards in New Jersey schools, Jennifer Williams has felt a mounting alarm at policies and proselytism that demonize the transgender community.
  • So last year, the lifelong Trentonian followed the advice of a slogan she saw on a t-shirt supporting the Victory Fund, which helps put LGBTQ candidates in public office: “Don’t get mad. Get elected.”
  • “If you want representation, you need to be in the room, you need to be part of the discussion, and you need to be part of the decision, more than being a citizen who votes and a citizen who advocates,” Williams said.
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