Saturday, May 13, 2006
Representing the Transgendered
"Actress, drag queen and radio host Vladimir Luxuria is the first transgender women to sit in the Lower Chamber of the Italian Parliament after she was elected April 18. Born Vladimiro Guadagno, Luxuria is a lifelong activist for lesbian, gay and transgender issues and was scorned by ministers and harassed by militants during the campaign. Luxuria said she was happy transgender people now have a representative in the newly formed government that ousted the center-right coalition of Silvio Berlusconi."