Angela Bridgman

Out an proud transgender woman, been out 25 years. Activist and agitator, with political aspirations. Am currently the first openly-transgender elected Precinct Chair in the history of Wake County, North Carolina - and the first openly-trans person in the history of the State of North Carolina to publicly declare candidacy for the State Legislature.

The Fate of LGBTQIA+ Americans Lies In the Hands Of SCOTUS

We will likely not get a ruling on Aimee Stephens’s case until at least March 2020. Meanwhile, we transgender sit and wait. And we wonder. And we worry. Will the highest court in the land of the free...finally rule that we are full humans? Or will they relegate us to permanent second-class status?

A Divide In Our Community

What I see is another division being created in our already-marginalized community.

We The People? One Minority That’s Never Been Represented in Congress

Nearly two and a half centuries ago, this nation was formed...when colonists became angry at taxation without representation. Yet, as a transgender woman, I am not represented...yet still taxed.

Thoughts on The Fourth Of July…from an American Transgender Woman’s Perspective

In a nation that lectures other nations around the world about human rights violations, it is almost laughable that MY basic rights and dignity should even be a subject for debate!

New Developments in the HB-142 Court Case (Carcano et al vs Cooper)

A new proposed agreement filed in federal court on Friday would make clear that transgender people can use restrooms and other public facilities that align with their gender identity, but Republican state legislative leaders continue to oppose it.

History is Made In North Carolina!!

I am pleased to announce that North Carolina has become the first state in our nation to have a major political Party (the Democratic Party) officially recognize a separate Transgender Caucus! It happened first in the South!

So…What’s In A Name?

So...what IS in a name? Our names are probably one of the most fundamental aspects of our identity. We transgender have the opportunity to choose our own names, names that have significance for us...

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

I have decided to start from the I got from where I started, to where I am today...a sort of longer intro, so that those not...

For the Planet’s Transgender Columnist: A First Post

I will use this space, and my column, to bring light on issues concerning Social Justice where it relates to the transgender community, as well as share from my own personal journey.