FDNY Welcomes First Transgender Firefighter

From NYPost.com:

By GINGER ADAMS OTIS and ERIN CALABRESE

New York, NY – One of New York’s Bravest has become the first transgender firefighter in New York City history.

The male-to-female firefighter has been openly welcomed by the FDNY, even as a Brooklyn judge handling a discrimination lawsuit against the department has blasted it for its lack of diversity.

The tall blonde woman, now named Brooke, is a third-generation firefighter. Her father is still on the job. The Post is withholding her full name.

Around Metrotech headquarters, where she is currently assigned, the famously macho department — almost 100 percent male with only 32 women on the job — is taking her transition in stride.

The firefighter initially was assigned to Ladder 172/Engine 330 in Bensonhurst, according to department sources, before taking a desk job at FDNY headquarters where she works scheduling appointments for recruits.

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