Transgender GOP candidate takes aim at Wasserman Schultz
By Steve Rothaus
The Miami Herald
MIAMI — Donna Milo — a Cuban-American, conservative Republican, transgender woman running for Congress — says she doesn't like labels.
"I'm an American. I make my way on the basis of ability. My triumphs are based on my abilities, not on a label or a crutch," said Milo, a Miami Planning Advisory Board member running to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, one of the House's most liberal Democrats.
Milo, 48, will speak Monday night at Fort Lauderdale City Hall, a guest at the monthly meeting of the Sunshine Republicans club, a conservative group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Floridians.
"Donna is a very unique individual," Sunshine Republicans President Benjamin Lewis said. "She brings a story with her candidacy. The story is of overcoming obstacles and desires to become the person she has wanted to be."
Milo — formerly named Ed — was born in Cuba, the youngest of nine children. The Milo family immigrated to Miami in 1964 and moved to Fort Lauderdale four years later. Prior to graduation from Stranahan High School, Ed Milo quit school.
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Now that's inclusive. :D
This could be a very interesting election, since Democrats always deny the ethnic/gender identities of their opponents (can't have Republicans picking off the ethnic/gender grievance vote, now can we?). One of the most telling quotes from a liberal bumper sticker was in regards to Sarah Palin, "She's not a woman, she's a Republican." Wait for the next bumper sticker to read, "She's not a transgendered woman of color, she's a Republican." :D