Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Anna Grodzka Officially Makes History

The new session of the Polish parliament opened today with not only the first openly gay MP, Robert Biedron taking the oath of office but with Anna Grodzka becoming the first trans member.

Grodzka becomes only the third trans person worldwide after Georgina Beyer in New Zealand and Vladimir Luxuria in Italy to win election to her nation's highest legislative body. 

"It is a symbolic moment, but we owe this symbolism not to me but to the people of Poland because they made their choice," Grodzka told The Associated Press. "They wanted a modern Poland, a Poland open to variety, a Poland where all people would feel good regardless of their differences. I cannot fail them in their expectations."

Best of luck and much success to you MP Grodzka in representing your constituents and the trans community of Poland.

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