Here's a news story from "The Oregonian" that lifted my spirits. The citizens of Silverton have elected the nation's first openly transgendered mayor. Mayor Stu Rasmussen is a straight guy who wears women's clothes and has long hair and breast implants. He runs a movie theater, is a civic activist, and has lived in Silverton all his life. He says of his home town, "This is a warm, caring and accepting community and they judge people for who they are and what they stand for, not necessarily what they look like."
Congratulations to Mayor Rasmussen and to the 9,588 people of Silverton. I'm glad to get to know you a little this week.
Source: Silverton gives its vote to transgendered mayor by Kimberly A.C. Wilson, "The Oregonian."