The transgender tides are changing in South Florida, where city after city has been outlawing anti-trans discrimination. The Sun-Sentinel reports:
Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta and Oakland Park have approved nondiscrimination clauses this year either covering city employees or all residents. Oakland Park was the latest last week and Wilton Manors may consider adding transgender as well.
As the local governments step into equality, Palm Beach and Broward Counties, the latter of which anti-gay Jim Naugle calls home, are considering including trans folk in their non-discrimination policies.
Journo Patty Pensa cites Susan Stanton, formerly Largo City Manager Steve Stanton, as one of the biggest influences on the region. Stanton (pictured) got sacked last year after announcing her sex change. The story caught the national eye and helped elevate transgender into the upper echelons of political debate.