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Trans Candidate to Challenge Gay Md. State Senator

Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County, Md., in the Democratic primary.

Trans European Parliament Member: ’I Was in the Wrong Body’

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Nov 18, 2013
Member of European Parliament Nikki Sinclaire, a member of the European Parliament, has revealed that she had a sex change when she was 23 years old.

Transgender Candidate Could Become a First in NYC

By Jennifer Peltz | Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
Mel Wymore, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations, could be the first openly transgender officeholder in the nation’s biggest city and one of only a handful ever in the U.S.

Transgender Pakistanis Running For Election

By Nick Perry | Thursday Apr 18, 2013
For the first time in Pakistan’s history, transgender people are running as candidates. The development marks a sign of progress for transgender people in this conservative country, where they have long been met by abuse.

Polish Lawmakers Protest Walesa’s Anti-Gay Rant

Wednesday Mar 6, 2013
Poland’s first openly gay and transsexual lawmakers took seats on the front bench of Parliament Wednesday to protest hostile remarks by former President Lech Walesa.

Trans City Council Member Joanne Conte Leaves Legacy of Public Service

By Lindsay King- Miller | Monday Mar 4, 2013
Arvada, Colorado’s first openly transgender City Council member Joanne Conte passed away on Jan. 27 at the age of 79. But she leaves behind a legacy of public service as a trailblazer for the trans community.

Polish Transgender Lawmaker Loses Shot at Top Post

By Vanessa Gera | Friday Feb 8, 2013
Poland’s first transgender lawmaker lost the chance to be deputy speaker for her leftwing party when lawmakers voted overwhelming to keep the incumbent in the job.

Transgender Candidate Too ’Conservative’ in San Francisco

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Oct 5, 2010
A transgender candidate for city supervisor in San Francisco has been targeted by her opposition as being "too conservative," despite her status and her background as the executive of a sex toy company.
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