August 8, 2019 at 6:22 am EDT | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Monika Nemeth elected ANC chair
ANC Rainbow Caucus, Monika Nemeth, gay news, Washington Blade
Monika Nemeth assumed the position as chair of ANC 3F on Aug. 1. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Ward 3 community activist and Gertrude Stein Democratic Club President Monika Nemeth, who became the first known transgender person to win election to a D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat in November 2018, assumed the position as chair of ANC 3F on Aug. 1.

Her fellow commissioners elected her to the chairperson position on July 23 after then-chair David Dickinson announced he was stepping down in anticipation of his and his family’s plans for moving later this year to the United Kingdom, where his wife will begin a new job at Oxford University.

Nemeth was among 23 LGBT candidates who won election to ANC seats in the Nov. 6, 2018 D.C. election. She later joined other LGBT ANC commissioners to form an ANC Rainbow Caucus, which advocates for LGBT issues.

She holds the seat for ANC 3F06, ANC 3F represents the neighborhoods of Van Ness, North Cleveland Park, Wakefield, and Forest Hills.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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