What It’s Like to Be a Trans Politician in 2023

Across the country, trans legislators are being shouted down and shut out. Minnesota State Rep. Leigh Finke tells us how she keeps hope alive.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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Somebody puts an envelope (probably intended to be a ballot) in a box. It looks needlessly ominous.
Ballot or death threat? The reader decides! Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

This may be the year we fully establish the limits of trans representation. The past few election cycles have seen an unprecedented number of…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.