The popular vacation spot made history during the local elections in November.
Palm Springs is known for many things: Great shopping, a historic vacation spot to the stars, and as an LGBT mecca.
On November 7, 2017, it became known as something else, having a city council led by all LGBT people.
First, Lisa Middleton is the first trans woman to be an elected to a non-judicial office in California, and Christy Holstege who identifies as bisexual will also sit at the table. They will join Geoff Kors and J.R. Roberts.
“It makes me incredibly proud of my city. I was judged in this city by the content of my character, by the work that I’ve done in this community,” said Middleton. “We’re going to have a progressive city council, one that is focused on the future, one that is a problem-solving city council.”
The two women vied for the positions after it was announced that Chris Mills and Ginny Foat would not be seeking re-election.
With its scattered political past, including having singer Sonny Bono as its conservative mayor from 1988 to 1992, Middleton says Palm Springs is unique; more now than ever before.
“This isn’t a city that tolerates diversity," she said. "This is a city that celebrates diversity."