Tennessee Election of First Transgender Lawmaker Olivia Hill
In a historic move, Nashville elects Olivia Hill as Tennessee’s first transgender lawmaker. Amidst a backdrop of controversial state laws, Hill’s victory shines as a beacon of hope for the LGBTQ community.
Nashville has made history by electing Olivia Hill, the first transgender lawmaker in Tennessee. This significant achievement comes in the wake of Tennessee’s controversial laws that have been in the spotlight for restricting certain drag performances and denying transition-related medical care to minors. Olivia Hill, at 57, secured her position in the Nashville Metro Council with 12.9% of the votes. With a decade of service in the Navy as an engineer and later working for Vanderbilt University, Hill has been a staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights. She has also been an active member of the board of directors for the Tennessee Pride Chamber. Hill’s victory is a testament to the changing landscape, even as the state has seen a surge in anti-LGBTQ laws. Read the full source article