April 20, 2006

Italy elects Europe's first transgender MP

Not only did Italy topple its super-right-wing government in this month's elections ... they also elected the first openly trans/genderqueer person to parliament in European history!

Considering that she's representing the "Communist Refoundation Party," though, Vladimir Luxuria (who identifies as neither male nor female, but prefers the pronoun "she") is surprisingly conservative:

She promises to work in parliament to establish full legal recognition of gay marriage, but stressed that she is not pushing for adoption rights for gays, such as exist in Spain, because "Italian society isn't ready to accept it".

But, hey, anything's better than this guy, huh?

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