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Transgendered Austin Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Gale Found Dead

“A body found near the University of Texas campus this morning is that of perennial mayoral candidate Jennifer Gale, Austin fire officials said. Ms. Gale, 47, a transgendered homeless former Marine, had run unsuccessfully for numerous public offices in Austin and Dallas….Ms. Gale gained fame in Austin by repeatedly running for multiple offices, including mayor, City Council, governor and Congress. Ms. Gale was also known for attending municipal hearings where she presented arguments in song. She planned to run for Austin mayor in 2009.” [Dallas News]

On:           Dec 18, 2008
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    • Kid A

      Some of the comments on the original article are pretty disgusting. I worry for her cause of death.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Assumed.Identity

      I live in Austin and it is presumed she froze to death. She slept in a park. It was in the 20s that night. She’d been running for office for so long…

      Dec 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A

      What a courageous person, thanks for the info.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack

      umm, david…

      transgender is an adjective, neither a noun nor a verb, hence neither transgendered, nor transgender is correct terminology or grammar.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack

      2nd transgender above should read transgenderS…

      dang typos

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dubwise

      She was homeless for a very long time. From Austin here most people knew who she was. She died on the property of a church …this should highlight the homeless problem here and across the US.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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