Alex Blaze

Michelle Bruce wins lawsuit, loses reelection

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 07, 2007 12:44 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Georgia, intersex, Michelle Bruce, politics, Riverdale, transgender

Michelle Bruce, the transgender city council woman in Riverdale Georgia, lost reelection (via Daimeon at PHB):

In Riverdale, Bruce — surrounded by supporters from Georgia Equality and the Human Rights Campaign — dabbed her eyes as the results were read. Her loss came a day after a Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit by two losing City Council candidates that alleged she lied to voters when she ran as a woman.

"I think the lawsuit had something to do with it [the loss]," she said. "I think we have a lot of work to do in Clayton County, especially Riverdale. I think we need to come together and the bigots need to go."

The lawsuit against her was dismissed earlier this week. While she didn't lose a lawsuit that publicized and demeaned the fact that she was transgender, it doesn't mean that it didn't affect the election.

In a related note, the mayor, who participated in the transphobic campaign against Bruce, lost reelection as well. So maybe this is just local politics up to its usual crazy games.


Recent Entries Filed under Politics:

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.


Thank God the Mayor lost. She was the height of unprofessionalism. This one bothered me enough that I wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper. LOL

Oh my gosh. This day and age it should not matter if it is a male of female running. The only thing that matters is, "did Michelle do a good job". And the answer is yes. She is commited to serve her community and we should applaud her for that. I do not condone her way of life, but I do not really have an opionion either way. So after thinking long and hard and re-reading this I feel that we should applaud anyone who takes the time to care about a cause regardless of their gender and acxept her for what she is trying to accomplish. I am proud of her even when I do not know her. Thanks Michelle for giving hope that people can be different and make a difference.