Here We Go: California Inducts Nation’s First All-LGBT City Council

From left to right, Palm Springs Unified School District board member James Williamson, newly elected City Council member Lisa Middleton, Republican political donor Harold Matzner and City Council member Geoff Kors pictured at the Riviera Resort and Spa in October 2017. (Photo: David A Lee/Special to The Desert Sun)

The country’s first all-LGBT city council was sworn in this week in California, CBS Los Angeles reports. 

The history-making council’s newest members – Lisa Middleton, the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California; and Christy Holstege, an attorney who identifies as bisexual – were sworn in during Wednesday night’s meeting of the Palm Springs City Council.

Middleton and Holstege now replace Ginny Foat and Chris Mills, who announced earlier this year that they would not seek re-election.

The two newest council members won last month’s election handily, with Middleton receiving 30.9 percent of the vote, and Holstege receiving 30.08 percent.

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