Commonwealth Policy Center

Is Kentucky ready for a transgender representative in the state legislature? According to a man who identifies as a woman, Emma Curtis, the answer is yes. Curtis is a vocal transgender activist, and is emerging as a leading Democrat candidate to fill Lamin Swan’s open seat in Lexington’s 93rd district. Curtis said that it’s a “myth” that Kentucky is not ready to elect a trans candidate and wants to be a voice for transgender-identified youth. Curtis said, “Something that I learned from Rep. Swann is that your identity, who you are, is your superpower. This is your biggest strength and it is your biggest asset. And I am very much looking forward to turning out the LGBTQ vote across the state.” Voters in the left-leaning Lexington district will determine who’ll represent them in the November 7 general election.