Trans woman who ran for Dallas mayor found dead

Posted on 17 Dec 2008 at 12:23pm

Last night, Jennifer Gale reportedly sang “Silent Night” at a city subcommittee meeting in Austin. It was not unusual behavior for Gale, who frequently attended municipal meetings, often presenting arguments in song.

This morning, Gale, a homeless transgender woman who ran for Dallas mayor in 2007, was found dead outside a church where she’d been staying in the state capital.

Gale was a perennnial political candidate who planned to run for Austin mayor next year. When she ran for Dallas mayor in 2007, Gale captured 554 votes, less than 1 percent. In the past Gale had also run for governor and Congress.

Gale’s body was found in front of the First English Lutheran Church in the 3000 block of Whitis Avenue, just north of the UT campus. Her cause of death is unknown.

Read more at WFAA-TV or Statesman.com.

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