Trans first at elec­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A TAS­MA­NIAN woman will at­tempt to be­come the na­tion’s first trans­sex­ual fed­eral politi­cian af­ter be­ing en­dorsed by the Greens. Trans­gen­der ad­vo­cate Mar­tine De­laney will stand for the sub­ur­ban Ho­bart seat of Franklin, now held by La­bor’s only Tas­ma­nian fed­eral Lower House rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Julie Collins. Ms De­laney, who was born male and named Martin, has un­der­gone re­as­sign­ment surgery. She has spo­ken pub­licly about her life and is in­spired to en­ter pol­i­tics to cam­paign for a more equal so­ci­ety.

Mar­tine De­laney.

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