This Man Could Become America’s First Transgender Judge. WATCH!

(Photo: Henry Sias)

Henry Sias is currently running for the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, which hears civil and criminal cases. A victory would make him the first trans man elected to a judicial position in all of the United States, reports NewNowNext.

 If elected, Sias tells NewNowNext that he plans to prioritize self-care for those involved in the criminal justice system.

“One of the things I want to do on the bench is to push self-care and awareness of secondary trauma as a new norm,” he says. “I think self-care is something that lawyers neglect to their own peril and to the peril sometimes of their client.”