Owen J Hurcum, the new non-binary mayor of Bangor, Wales. (Twitter/ OwenJHurcum and Facebook/ The Bangor Aye) The world’s first openly non-binary mayor has said they’ve become “desensitised” to online abuse after receiving hundreds of cruel messages in a single day.
When Owen Hurcum, a part-time archaeology master’s student at Bangor University, climbed to the stage to accept their position as the newly appointed mayor of Bangor, they felt “hugely humbled” to represent their community. What is even more unique about Hurcum, 23, is who they are: non-binary, queer and agender.
Owen Hurcum, the 23-year-old mayor of Bangor, Wales, wants queer people to celebrate Pride but not forget “the world is still targeting LGBTQ+ people.” [June is Pride Month, and this year we're celebrating by honoring 30 LGBTQ firsts. To see the full list, visit nbcnews.com/pride30.]
The former deputy mayor of Bangor, Wales is now the world’s first openly nonbinary mayor.Hurcum, who identifies as genderqueer, agender and nonbinary, was elected unanimously by the Bangor City Council.“When I came out two years ago I was so worried I’d be ostracized by my community or worse,” they tweeted earlier this week.
125th anniversary of Bangor's Garth Pier to be celebrated Bangor Garth Pier will celebrate its 125th year anniversary today (Friday May 14) with a civic ceremony, plaque unveiling and being illuminated.On this day in 1896, Lord Penrhyn officially opened the pier following a procession through the city and a crowd of over 5,000 people assembled to watch the opening ceremony.
The world's first openly nonbinary mayor took office on Monday.Hurcum, who is genderqueer, was sworn in on Monday after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic."When I came out two years ago I was so worried I'd be ostracized by my community or worse," Hurcumy wrote on Twitter Monday alongside a photo of them wearing the official mayoral chain.
By Gareth Wyn Williams, Local Democracy Reporter Bangor’s new mayor has made history by becoming not only the youngest ever in Wales but also the world’s first non-binary holder of the post.Owen Hurcum, who originally moved to Bangor as a student, has secured their place in the history books after being presented with the city’s mayoral chains and robe during a ceremony earlier this week.
Bangor's Owen Hurcum has also become Wales' youngest ever mayor Bangor's new mayor has made history by becoming not only the youngest ever in Wales but also the world's first non-binary holder of such a post.Owen, who is originally from the London suburb of Harrow but has lived in Bangor for over five years, was originally elected to the city's top civic post last year.
Owen Hurcum was the was the first non-binary Plaid Cymru candidate, before their resignation.(Facebook/ Owen Hurcum) Owen Hurcum, the new non-binary mayor of Bangor, Wales, experiences so much online abuse that they have “become used to it”.The 23-year-old, who is Wales’ youngest mayor as well as the “first-ever openly non-binary mayor of any city anywhere”, receives a torrent of online abuse because of their gender identity.
“When I came out two years ago, I was so worried I'd be ostracized by my community or worse,” Owen Hurcum, the new mayor of Bangor, Wales, tweeted.Owen Hurcum took office Monday as the world’s first known nonbinary mayor.
Owen Hurcum took office Monday as the world’s first known nonbinary mayor.“It is an enormous privilege to have been elected by my fellow City Council members to the office of Mayor of Bangor,” Hurcum said in a statement to NBC News.“I don't take this lightly and I will work as hard as I can in the role to give back everything to the City that has given me so much.
A22-year-old who is the youngest mayor in Welsh history is also believed to be the first openly non-binary mayor of any city worldwide.Owen Hurcum, a recent graduate, said they were “beyond humbled” to be voted in by The City of Bangor Council at this year’s elections.
The 'first ever' non-binary person and the youngest ever Mayor in Wales has been elected.Owen Hurcum said they were "beyond humble" to be voted in by The City of Bangor Council following this year's elections.The Independent candidate, who identifies as agender, tweeted: "When I came out two years ago I was so worried I'd be ostracised by my community or worse.
Bangor City Council deputy mayor Owen Hurcum was discussing equality on social media when the shocking exchange took place An investigation has been launched after a deputy mayor was told to 'f**k off c**t' on a primary school's Twitter account.
Owen Hurcum was the was the first genderqueer Plaid Cymru candidate, before their resignation.(Facebook/ Owen Hurcum) The first-ever genderqueer Plaid Cymru candidate for the Welsh Parliament elections has stepped down, claiming that the party “platforms transphobia”.
Bangor's young mayor-elect Owen Hurcum calls on the party to hold 'mandatory educational workshops' on the trans community Cllr Owen Hurcum addresses a rally in Bangor Plaid Cymru has been rocked by a row over alleged transphobia after a non-binary Assembly candidate stood down in protest over the party’s apparent stance on