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Trans Candidate to Challenge Gay Md. State Senator

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’

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
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

POLITICS | By Jennifer Peltz | Jun 18
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Nick Perry | Apr 18
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

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.

Polish Transgender Lawmaker Loses Shot at Top Post

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Feb 8
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

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5
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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