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World’s first non-binary city mayor to step down due to “a change of circumstances”

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Owen J. Hurcum, the first openly non-binary person to be mayor of any city worldwide, has announced plans to step down from their role.

The 25-year-old made history in May 2021 by becoming the Mayor of Bangor, a cathedral city and community in Gwynedd, North West Wales.

However, they have announced that they “will not be seeking re-election” in the upcoming Welsh local elections. “This is not a reflection on Bangor City Council, nor my time as a Councillor and it certainly isn’t to do with the harassment I have been subjected to (by small but vocal minority) on occasion.

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