AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE STANTON, THE TRANSGENDERED LARGO CITY MANAGER WHO IS TARGETTED FOR FIRING

03/01/07
Alan Watts

AT A PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK THE LARGO CITY COMMISSION VOTED 5-2 TO FIRE ITS CITY MANAGER STEVE STANTON. STANTON HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST WEEK TO SAY THAT HE WAS UNDERGOING SEX CHANGE THERAPY AND IS PLANNING TO MAKE A TRANSITION FROM BEING MALE TO FEMALE. DESPITE GETTING MOSTLY POSITIVE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS FROM THE COMMISSION, A MAJORITY SAY THAT NOW THAT HE'S BECOMING A WOMAN HE NO LONGER HAS THEIR SUPPORT. STANTON JOINED WMNF'S ROB LOREI TODAY TO TALK ABOUT HIS DECISION TO UNDERGO A SEX CHANGE, HOW THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES UNCOVERED THE STORY, THE IMPACT OF THIS SITUATION ON HIS FAMILY, AND WHETHER HE PLANS TO APPEAL THE DECISION.

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