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Trannie MP Steps Down, Makes Funny

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Transexual MP Georgina Beyer stepped down yesterday after over ten years as a leading New Zealand politician. Instead of of hammering out bills and laws, Ms. Beyer will be trying her hand at acting and dancing in a production Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. As if that’s not enough, she’s also apparently mulling a mayoral race and collaborating on a film version of her life, tentatively entitled, Girl. And what a film it will make.

While living as a man, Beyer made her dough as a hustler and dancer in Australia. Fed up with being a man of the night, Beyer decided to become a woman of the day and moved to New Zealand, where she worked in a number of restaurants. A champion of queer rights, Beyer ran for office in the town of Wairarapa, where she eventually became mayor before taking national office.

Stepping down yesterday, Beyer got a little misty, saying her Parliamentary run has been “the greatest moment in my life”. Sentimentality’s all well and good, but Beyer made sure to inject a little humor:

…While I have relished the opportunity of being a member in this house, I am glad I don’t possess one…

She means a penis, of course. It’s funny because she’s a trannie who doesn’t have a penis. Quite a ham, that Georgina.

(PS: She wants Halle Berry to play her in the movie. Apparently she doesn’t realize that the sex change operation doesn’t change one’s race…)

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Feb 15, 2007
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  • 2 Comments
    • truthy
      truthy

      I met Ms. Beyer in SF a few years back and she’s the real deal. A really great person. a movie of her life would be really fascinating. A young Jessica Lange type would be better than Halle Berry, tho

      Feb 15, 2007 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nzer
      nzer

      (PS: She wants Halle Berry to play her in the movie. Apparently she doesn’t realize that the sex change operation doesn’t change one’s race…)

      That’s kind of tactless, Queerty!

      Actually, according to Wikipedia, Ms Beyer is Māori of Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Raukawa, and Ngāti Porou descent.

      Feb 15, 2007 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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