Anna Grodzka

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Anna Grodzka
Anna Grodzka.jpg
Member of the Sejm
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 2011
Constituency 13 – Kraków
Personal details
Born Krzysztof Bogdan Bęgowski[1]
(1954-03-16) 16 March 1954 (age 61)
Otwock, Poland
Nationality Polish
Political party The Greens[2]
Religion None[3]
Website www.annagrodzka.info

Anna Grodzka (born 16 March 1954 in Otwock under the name Krzysztof Bęgowski) is a Polish politician. Grodzka, a trans woman, was elected to the Sejm in the 2011 Polish parliamentary elections as a candidate for the left-liberal Palikot's Movement, and is the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland.[4]In June 2014 Anna Grodzka changed party affiliation and joined the Green party The Greens (Poland). As of May 2013, she is also the only remaining openly transgender MP in the world.[5]

Biography[edit]

Born in 1954 in Otwock. Living as an active male, she had married and fathered a son. She transitioned in 2009 after divorcing in 2007.[6][7][8][9]

Grodzka was a member of Polish United Workers' Party at Warsaw University and political instructor in Polish Union of Students. Later on she was an entrepreneur and worked in publishing, poligraphy, and filmmaking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biuletyn Informacji Publicznej Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej" (in Polish). Institute of National Remembrance. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Anna Grodzka odchodzi z Twojego Ruchu" (in Polish) (retrieved 28 July 2014)
  3. ^ http://wiadomosci.onet.pl/tylko-w-onecie/dno-i-ludowy-trans-anna-grodzka-odpiera-zarzuty/3p07w
  4. ^ "Anna Grodzka Becomes Poland's First Openly Transgender Member Of Parliament". The Huffington Post. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Grodzka, Anna (17 May 2013). "As the world's only transgender MP, I want to ensure our voices are heard". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Konarski, Leszek. "Krakowski test tolerancji". Przegląd (in Polish) (39/2011). Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "To nie moje ciało" (in Polish). kobiecyporadnik.pl. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Pacewicz, Piotr (12 April 2010). "Skazana na płeć" (in Polish). Gazeta.pl. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Poland swears in first transsexual and gay MPs". BBC. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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