Tia Hopkins’ campaign for the Democratic Central Committee has been called historic and inspiring, but the nonbinary candidate’s bid in District 40 has generated deep discussions about gender roles and equity in electoral politics. Hopkins, 33, a lifelong resident of West Baltimore, is attempting to make history as the first openly nonbinary candidate elected to the committee, which is the governing body of the Maryland Democratic Party. The term nonbinary refers to people who don’t identify with a particular gender.
Addition of nonbinary candidate category adds confusion, hope for Maryland voting process
July 29, 2022