Transgender Candidate Too ‘Conservative’ in San Francisco – by Kilian Melloy

A transgender candidate for city supervisor in San Francisco has been targeted by her opposition as being “too conservative,” despite her status and her background as the executive of a sex toy company.

“With the possible exception of Holland, that’s truly an “only in San Francisco” moment,” wrote SF Weekly blogger Joe Eskenazi in an Oct. 1 article. Eskenazi noted that opponents of trans candidate Theresa Sparks had painted her as “establishment” and a “Conservative” because of her pro-business and pro-police views.