S.D.: Transgender Council Member Reemerges

advocate.com – By Andi Alexander

A former city council member in Rapid City, S.D., is returning to the public eye as she prepares to run for a city council seat after coming out as transgender, the Associated Press reports.

After several years of keeping to herself in her Rapid City home, Marla Murphy, now 55, is ready to see if her town has changed since she made her announcement while on the city council. But she has received numerous threats over the years, and she says she still is nervous when approaching a voter’s front door.