Brandy Fortson

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Brandy Fortson is a former member of the Corvallis, Oregon School Board, which made them "the first non-binary individual to hold public office in the state, and possibly the country."[1]

Brandy Fortson
Nationality American
Known for First out nonbinary person to hold public office in Oregon

Their term would have lasted from 2019 to 2023, however Fortson resigned from the position in late 2019 after controversy and threats due to them tweeting "all cops are bastards" regarding an incident in Denton, Texas.[2]


  1. "First Non-Binary School Board Member Brandy Fortson". The Corvallis Advocate. 27 March 2019. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. Day, Jim (November 9, 2019). "Updated: Embattled school board member Fortson resigns". Corvallis Gazette Times. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved November 12, 2020.