Germany got two transgender women MPs

The first transgender female parliamentarians in the country's history.

Germany got two transgender women MPs
Germany got two transgender women MPs

Two transgender women from Germany's Greens party have won the recently held parliamentary elections. Both of them will be the first transgender female parliamentarians in the country's history. Tessa Gansner and Nike Slavik are both members of the Greens party. The party has secured the third position in the elections and this time it has secured 14.8 percent votes as against 8.9 percent votes in the previous elections held in 2017. The party is now going to play a decisive role in forming a new coalition government. "This is not only a historic victory for the Greens but also a historic victory for the movement for the emancipation of trans people and the entire queer society," says the 44-year-old Ganserer. And is also a symbol of liberal society. She has previously been a member of the provincial parliament of Bavaria in 2013.

Ganserer is also the mother of two sons. She also wants changes in the law to allow homosexual mothers to adopt children. Slavik, 27, says the results of the elections were unbelievable. He won the parliamentary election from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. She wrote on Instagram, "Madness! I still can't believe it, but with this historic election result I will definitely be a member of the Bundestag." Growing homophobia Slavic has launched a nationwide protest against gay and trans people. The action plan, a law on the right to self-determination and reforms in the central law to prevent discrimination. Homosexuality in Germany was decriminalized in 1969 and same-sex marriage was legalized in 2017. But according to police data, there was a 36 percent jump in hate crimes against LGBT+ people last year. This marks an increase in the prevalence of homophobia in some parts of German society.