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Breaking News: First Ever Transgender Appointment To The DNC

On Friday DNC Chair Tim Kaine appointed Barbra Casbar-Siperstein ( the first transgender person appointed) to the Democratic National Committee.

Casbar-Siperstein is currently the President of the New Jersey Stonewall Democrats, Vice Chair of Garden State Equality, and  Political Director of the Gender Rights Advocacy Association of NJ.  She  was a voting delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. In 2005-2006, she served on Governor – elect Corzine’s Labor and Workforce Development Transition Advisory Board.

More details to follow.

  • BEAR A-M Rodgers

    Congratulations to Ms Casbar-Siperstein! Now to the Republicans. (I am neither though.)

    Considering Marissa Richmond passed around press releases via TTPC in 2008 claiming she was the first Trans on the DNC, I had to laugh. As Marti knows, Marissa was 1 of 6? Trans delegates from various states for 2008 Presidential elections but (as stated above) Diego, as an FTM, was the first Trans on a Convention Committee and is now working for Barney Frank. Each step up is a huge step forward, its just great to have REAL steps up instead of just trumped up press releases.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Marisa was the first African American.

  • BEAR A-M Rodgers

    Congratulations to Ms Casbar-Siperstein! Now to the Republicans. (I am neither though.)

    Considering Marissa Richmond passed around press releases via TTPC in 2008 claiming she was the first Trans on the DNC, I had to laugh. As Marti knows, Marissa was 1 of 6? Trans delegates from various states for 2008 Presidential elections but (as stated above) Diego, as an FTM, was the first Trans on a Convention Committee and is now working for Barney Frank. Each step up is a huge step forward, its just great to have REAL steps up instead of just trumped up press releases.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Marisa was the first African American.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Marisa was the first African American.

  • BEAR A-M Rodgers

    Congratulations to Ms Casbar-Siperstein! Now to the Republicans. (I am neither though.)

    Considering Marissa Richmond passed around press releases via TTPC in 2008 claiming she was the first Trans on the DNC, I had to laugh. As Marti knows, Marissa was 1 of 6? Trans delegates from various states for 2008 Presidential elections but (as stated above) Diego, as an FTM, was the first Trans on a Convention Committee and is now working for Barney Frank. Each step up is a huge step forward, its just great to have REAL steps up instead of just trumped up press releases.

  • Jamie Shiner

    Great News. I am so glad to see Barbra is on the DNC. I am currently on the Democratic Party of Brown County, Wisconsin’s . Administrative Counsel. This news makes me very happy.

  • Jamie Shiner

    Great News. I am so glad to see Barbra is on the DNC. I am currently on the Democratic Party of Brown County, Wisconsin’s . Administrative Counsel. This news makes me very happy.

  • Meghan Stabler

    Congratulations to Babs !!

    Lets not forget that Deigo was elected to the 2008 DNC Platform Committee and At-large Delegate and thus the first transgender community member appointed to Convention Committee by DNC Chairman Howard Dean.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Right, but this to the Democratic National Committee itself, not the convention.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Right, but this to the Democratic National Committee itself, not the convention.

  • Meghan Stabler

    Congratulations to Babs !!

    Lets not forget that Deigo was elected to the 2008 DNC Platform Committee and At-large Delegate and thus the first transgender community member appointed to Convention Committee by DNC Chairman Howard Dean.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Right, but this to the Democratic National Committee itself, not the convention.

  • Becky Juro

    This is excellent news. Babs will be great representation for our community. She certainly knows how to work the system and her endgame is never in doubt.

  • Becky Juro

    This is excellent news. Babs will be great representation for our community. She certainly knows how to work the system and her endgame is never in doubt.