A Day in the Life of Ben Panic, the Only Openly Transgender Staffer on Capitol Hill

A Day in the Life of Ben Panic, the Only Openly Transgender Staffer on Capitol Hill

6a00d8341c730253ef01b8d08534cc970c-500wi22-year-old Ben Panico is living his dream working with Rep. Jared Polis and the LGBT Equality Caucus in Washington D.C. But as Fusion points out, Panico also happens to be the only openly trans staffer currently working on Capitol Hill - a reality not lost on him.

Said Panico:

I think it's very important for trans people to be represented on The Hill so that people can represent their community and can really provide an extra voice, add something to the discussion. I have had unique experiences that no one on The Hill can speak for.

Check out his incredible story, including how he deals with some of the more vocal anti-LGBT foes on Capitol Hill.

This has been reposted from Towleroad.