Anna Grodzka

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Anna Grodzka
Anna Grodzka.jpg
Grodzka in 2011
Member of the Sejm
In office
November 2011 – 12 November 2015
Constituency13 – Kraków
Personal details
Born (1954-03-16) 16 March 1954 (age 67)
Otwock, Poland
NationalityPolish
Political partyPPS
Children1
Websitewww.annagrodzka.info

Anna Grodzka (born 16 March 1954) 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 was the first openly transgender Member of Parliament in Poland.[1]

She was the third openly transgender member of a national parliament worldwide, after Georgina Beyer (in office 1999–2005) and Vladimir Luxuria (2006–2008). She was believed to be the only remaining transgender member of parliament[2] until Nikki Sinclaire (in office 2009–2015) outed herself in November 2013.

In June 2014, Anna Grodzka joined Poland's Green Party[3] but left a year later. She is currently a member of PPS.

Biography[edit]

Grodzka was born in 1954 at Otwock, near Warsaw. Before openly transitioning, she was married (wife: Grażyna) and had a son. She transitioned in 2009 after divorcing in 2007.[4][5][6][7]

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

In 2008 she co-founded and became the first president of the Trans-Fuzja Foundation, which works to improve the living conditions of transgender people in Poland and support them and their relatives through the transition process. The foundation offers psychological support and provides legal advice for judicial gender reassignment and other legal aspects of transition.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Grodzka Becomes Poland's First Openly Transgender Member Of Parliament". The Huffington Post. 11 October 2011. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ Grodzka, Anna (17 May 2013). "As the world's only transgender MP, I want to ensure our voices are heard". The Guardian; Comment is Free. Archived from the original on 6 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Anna Grodzka odchodzi z Twojego Ruchu" Archived 20 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Polish) (retrieved 28 July 2014)
  4. ^ Konarski, Leszek. "Krakowski test tolerancji". Przegląd (in Polish) (39/2011). Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  5. ^ "To nie moje ciało" (in Polish). kobiecyporadnik.pl. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  6. ^ Pacewicz, Piotr (12 April 2010). "Skazana na płeć" (in Polish). Gazeta.pl. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Poland swears in first transsexual and gay MPs". BBC. 8 November 2011. Archived from the original on 10 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Transfuzja mission statement". Transfuzja. Retrieved 5 June 2021.

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