With all of the, well, carnage going on in US and UK politics right now, this interesting story has managed to find news headlines.

Misty Snow will be the first Trans candidate from a major party to run for the United States Senate. She'll do so having won a Primary to represent the Democratic Party against the very Conservative Republican, Mike Lee in Utah.

While Misty has her work cut out for her given recent polling numbers (Democrats haven't won there for 40 years), she's nonetheless blazing a trail for Trans people who may want to get into politics.

But Misty says, "I just happen to be Trans" when questioned if the historic nature of her run would dominate headlines - wanting the focus here to be on policy and facts.