… Kim Langridge! If you attend Battle Creek Pride’s Dining Out, or their Constellations youth group, or their Trans Support group, or you’re on the Board of Directors, then you probably know Kim Langridge. Since coming out as transgender back in 2019, Kim has been an active member of B.C. Pride and our local LGBTQ+ community. But with all her public involvement, there are a few personal things about her you may not know.
1. She’s 65 years old.
“Yes, but everybody tells me I could easily pass for 64-and-a-half. At least with my clothes on.”
2. She’s an advertising copywriter, and once wrote the World’s Best Commercial.
“Back in 2003, I won the International Broadcasting Award for a radio spot I wrote for TBS. Instead of accepting the trophy I asked for the cash equivalent, and used the money to buy a new set of golf clubs.”
3. She used to be a comedy writer.
“A long time ago I wrote stand-up material for Tim Allen. That guy was a real piece of… let’s be polite and say ‘work’. I also helped write three episodes of “Home Improvement”, but I haven’t spoken to Tim in 30 years – which I’m happy about. He still owes me money, by the way.”
4. She has a degree in Journalism, and used to be a newspaper reporter/photographer.
“I worked for the Marshall Chronicle, my hometown paper. I proudly hold the distinction of being fired three different times by three different owners. But they’re out of business now and I’m still around. Am I bitter? Nah. Okay, maybe a little.”
5. She was once a shortstop and lead-off hitter for a slow-pitch softball team that finished second in the country.
“1987 – one of the proudest times of my life… even though I was still a guy back then.”