The morning of last fall’s election, Vermonter Christine Hallquist woke to yet another heady news cycle of headlines trumpeting her as the nation’s first transgender major-party gubernatorial candidate.
Then that night, she lost.
“This is not the end of the story,” the 63-year-old Hyde Park Democrat posted on social media. “There is still so much work to do.”
A half-year later, Hallquist has plugged into a new source of power.
“I’ve had this unique experience of living in both genders, and I plan on continuing to be as strong as a woman as I was as a man,” she said at Brattleboro’s recent Slow Living Summit panel on “Women in the Workplace: How to Approach Both Challenge and Success.” “I believe we all have to stand up for each other.”