Two transgender MPs to appear in German parliament for the first time – what is known about them

One of them – Tessa Ganserer – came out in 2019 at the age of 41.

Ganserer (left) and Slavik (right) represent the Green Party. Photo: collage “Today”

In the Bundestag for the first time in German history, two transgender women will enter. They both represent the Green Party.

This is reported by the German edition Stern.

It’s about Tessa Ganserer. She won 22.6 percent of the popular vote. According to 44-year-old Ganserer, this is an “excellent result” and is a sign of an open and tolerant society.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the trust shown by the voters. I am still overwhelmed, but I am really looking forward to a new job in Berlin!” – wrote Hanserer at Twitter.

Tessa Ganserer thanked voters for their trust.  Photo: Twitter

Tessa Ganserer thanked voters for their trust. Photo: Twitter

The second transgender deputy in the Bundestag will be Nike Slavik, also elected from the Greens in the Leverkusen – Cologne IV constituency. She has already called the result of the vote “historic” and noted that she still cannot believe in her election to the Bundestag.

“Madness! I still can’t believe it, but with this historic election result, I will definitely be a member of the next Bundestag. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who supported me and voted for the Greens today.”, – she wrote in Facebook.

Nika Slavik rejoices at the victory.  Photo: Twitter

Nika Slavik rejoices at the victory. Photo: Twitter

As noted The daily mirror, previously there was only one transgender in the Bundestag – Christian Schenk. However, he left parliament at the end of his term in 2002.

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What is known about Tessa

  • Tessa Ganserer is a representative of the Bavarian parliament, who was previously known as MP Markus Ganserer.
  • For the first time, 41-year-old Markus Ganserer declared himself transgender in November 2018. However, then he noted that two gender identities coexist in him – male and female, and did not demonstrate a female image in parliament.
  • Tessa came out in 2019 at the age of 41.
  • She advocates for changing national legislation on transsexuals and their rights. In her opinion, citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany should be able to change their gender in their passport after birth.
  • It took Tessa two years to confess to his wife, and 10 years to come out.

We previously reported that in 2021 transgender entered the US government for the first time in history.

Also recall the first transgender athlete to fail at the Olympics.


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