Transgender candidate gets 22% of vote in Congressional primary

Thu. August 26, 2010 12:37 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. - Donna Milo earned 22 percent of the vote in Florida's 20th Congressional district GOP primary. That's a loss, of course; but it's a win for LGBT rights, since Milo is transgender.

The Atlantic reports that Milo placed third in a three-way race, with over 4,100 votes out of more than 18,400 cast.

Milo is pro-life and believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. She also believes that straight couples should have priority over gay couples when it comes to adoption.

Milo was born "Ed Milo" in Cuba before her family moved to Ft. Lauderdale.

"It is the firm belief in the principle honesty that allowed me to face my life's greatest challenge to be true to myself honest with my loved ones and to confront my true identity. After years of great pain and struggle, I finally came to terms with the decision to be who I am and to undergo gender re-assignment surgery," she writes on her website. "I thank God daily for living in this great country of ours, where all Americans have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
 

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