Whatever the truth about Austin's community mindset, the city should be lauded for this: It now has its first transgender police officer. Greg Abbnik joined the force ten years ago. For most of those ten years, Greg was known to fellow officers, and the community, as Emily.
Others may hate it, but I just loved this sentence from the KXAN report: "Joining as a woman, it wasn't until this year that he says he really started living".
The italics in that sentence. But my congratulations to Senior Officer Abbnik are.