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Program 209: Georgina Beyer was the world’s first transsexual to be elected as a city mayor and later a member of parliament. She served two terms in the New Zealand parliament as the member for Wairarapa from 1999 to 2007.

This interview was recorded on the 18th January 2005 just prior to her coming to Melbourne to speak at the Health Indifference Conference. In this candid interview, she talks about her early life as a comedian and how she was elevated to the position of stripper. She also talks about a life changing experience that turned her life around and how she became the Mayor of Carterton before being approached by the NZ labour party to enter national politics. A truly revealing interview with one of the worlds leading transgender icons.

 

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