Small towns are different

The mayor of a town in a conservative area of Texas has become the first openly transgender official in the state.

Been taking hormones for two years or so, maybe three according to the story.

With a population of 670, New Hope is a small town in Collin County, which is considered one of the most conservative suburban areas in Texas.

And as with small towns everywhere, where everyone does know everyone else, private reactions will range from shrugs to disgust to bewilderment and the public ones centering on “Wayull, that’s just Jess, y’know?”

3 comments on “Small towns are different

  1. Surprising how tolerant conservatives can be.
    After all, how many voters were unaware he was taking the hormones? (Unless those clever hicks do it as day surgery, of course.)

  2. In a small town everyone knows you so you get the sympathy you deserve, not the sympathy you demand.

    Not long after I moved here there was a tragic case of someone who had just retired having a massive stroke. One night no long after we were out with friends, she normally quite retiring and proper when we expressed sympathy for the victim. Her response was that he’d was a nasty man and she had no sympathy. She wasn’t alone in that sentiment.

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