Florida Town Dismisses Transgender City Leader

CityOnAHillPress.com – By Marian O’Connor

City manager in Florida loses job because of gender identity discrimination

With a bowed head and a disgraceful exit, Steve Stanton was forced to step down from her 14-year position as city manager because she decided to have a sex change.

Over 500 residents of Largo, FL watched on Feb. 27 as city officials voted 5-2 to dismiss Steve Stanton from her job as city manager. Stanton made her decision to have a male-to-female sex change public after discovering that the press was about to uncover it.

?It?s just real painful to know that seven days ago I was a good guy and now I have no integrity, I have no trust and, most painful, I have no followers,? Stanton said in an Associated Press report.

However, Chris Daley, director of the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco, believes that Stanton has maintained her followers. According to Daley, a survey taken in Largo and the surrounding area suggested that most residents believe the decision to dismiss Stanton was a mistake.