Jersey City native, Barbra Casbar Siperstein, is the first elected transgendered member of the Democratic National Committee, The Star-Ledger reports.
"It is surprisingly easy to get people past the fact that for almost 50 years much of the world knew her as Barry: an Army veteran, a small-business man, a husband and father of three," according to the article.
Siperstein, 70, said in the Star-Ledger article, "I would encourage as many transgender people to engage in the party as possible."
"Most of us are stealth," she added.
Her plans are to urge equal rights for transgendered men and women as well as boost democratic principles, the article stated.
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