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Nation’s First-Ever Trans Voting Center Set To Open In Blue State

The first-ever transgender voting center will open for the California primary on Saturday, according to CBS News.

of Connie Norman Transgender Empowerment Center Los Angeles County polling places are scheduled to be open to voters from March 2nd to March 5th and are open to all Californians, but the center will primarily focus on creating a safe environment for the LGBTQ community to vote. CBS News reported. report. Democratic Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis visited the center Thursday, touting it as a “significant milestone” for LGBTQ Americans., according to This was reported to local media KFI. (Related: There are some big warning signs for Biden after the latest primaries)

“By providing a safe and affirming space for the transgender community to exercise their fundamental right to vote, we are breaking down barriers and ensuring equal access to the ballot box for all Californians,” according to KFI. “

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 11: People speak out and hold placards in support of the rights of transgender people and drag performers during the 2023 LA Pride Parade on June 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Participants in the ACLU march. (Photo courtesy of Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The center is named after Connie Norman, also known as the “AIDS Diva,” and will “serve as a hub to nurture and empower the next generation of activists and community members,” according to the center's website. . Nearly 120 voting centers opened in Los Angeles County over the weekend, and 525 more are scheduled to open Saturday, including the Connie Norman Center, according to CBS.

The state's primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, with voting close 8pm Pacific Time. The center is expected to be open for the November election, according to CBS News.

City Councilmember Katie Yaroslavsky as well. visit She visited the center on Thursday and said she “couldn't be more proud” to have the first transgender voting center in her district, local media outlet WEHO Times reported. That's what it means.

“Los Angeles should be a beacon of hope as extremists across the country continue their endless attacks on both the LGBT community and democracy,” Yaroslavsky said. “We want to open this voting center and thank you for the important work you do every day to support the needs of Los Angeles’ transgender and non-binary communities.”

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