Angela Bridgman

Out an proud transgender woman, been out over 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 woman in the history of the State of North Carolina to run for the State Legislature.

Even When NC Tries To Get It Right…

In 2015, the second US Trans Study was conducted by NCTE and it found, among other things, that nearly 30 percent of transgender respondents reported having at some time been denied care at a doctor's office that would have been rendered if we were not transgender. So we aren't even talking about refusals for transgender-related care, e.g. hormones...we are talking things like diabetes, broken bones, colds, etc.

Esse Quam Videri – What I Campaigned For in North Carolina

When you will only take a vote when you are assured of the outcome you want, why bother voting? That is not democracy.

I No Longer Stand Alone: NC Has TWO Openly-Trans Candidates For State Senate

As it is, there are three Democrats in Gray’s Ellis' primary, including Gray himself. I also have a primary challenger — one who ran for this seat in 2014 and lost...when it was configured more in a way that favored the Republicans. So now it is on like Donkey Kong!! North Carolina has TWO openly-trans candidates for state Senate.

Papers Filed, North Carolina Has First-In-History Openly-Trans Candidate For State Legislature

I dream of a state in which all voices are heard, not just those of the rich, powerful and connected. A government that works for ALL of its citizens, not just the few who can afford to hire lobbyists. I dream of educational excellence and economic opportunity...I dream of a state we can all be proud to say is our home.

North Carolina To Have First-In-History Openly-Trans Candidate for State Senate

People have asked me why I am running. I am running because every day you endure injustice is the longest day of your life. I am running because I want to be in a position to correct these injustices.

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.