“First it was Stu Rasmussen, mayor of Silverton, Oregon in 2008.

Then, it was Jess Herbst, mayor of New Hope, Texas in 2016.

And now, its Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton.

Mayor Middleton marks herself as the third transgender person in U.S. history to serve as mayor and the first transgender person to serve as mayor in California.

Because of her impact on Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, Mayor Middleton received a once in a lifetime invitation.

“Oh, it feels incredible to have an opportunity to be invited to visit the White House,” she said.

Mayor Middleton is one of just 50 guests who were invited to the White House for its annual Pride Month Celebration…”

[Read the full article at nbcpalmsprings.com]