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Christine Hallquist

Vermont chooses first US transgender governor nominee

NEW YORK: Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist has made history as the first openly transgender person nominated for governor by a major party in the United States, defying death threats to take the political fight to Donald Trump. Hallquist, the 62-year-old former CEO of a local utility company, is part of a wave of progressive Democrats and LGBTQ candidates galvanised into action by the 2016 election of the rule-breaking Republican billionaire president. She triumphed over a crowded Democratic primary field on Tuesday,…