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Anna Grodzka, the first transgender candidate to be elected to office in Poland, made his/her debut in Parliament yesterday. Part of the newly formed Palikot Party, Grodzka hopes to bring transformation to the Roman Catholic country.

“It is a symbolic moment, but we owe this symbolism not to me but to the people of Poland because they made their choice in the elections,” Grodzka told The Associated Press.

Anna Grodzka, the first Polish transsexual lawmaker

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

“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.”

An October 11, 2011, AP Article reports that, “She also noted the irony of being elected to parliament from a constituency in Krakow, a church stronghold where the Polish-born Pope John Paul II rose from priest to archbishop before he was elected pope. Today a church stands on nearly every street.”

Grodzka, who had underwent a sex-change operation in Thailand, had previously had a wife and child in his/her life as a man. The party she represents, an outgrowth of the “socially libertarian” Palikot Movement, the leader of which is most famous for holding a press conference where he waved around a plastic sex toy and for his belief in the legalization of marijuana.

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  1. el polacko

    i don’t give one whit what a politician has, or doesn’t have, between their legs…and, apparently, neither do the polish voters. all that matters is her performance in office.

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