Transgender Activist Looking to Become First to Win New York Senate Seat

Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra.

Andrea Marra is looking to become the first transgender woman to hold a state Senate seat in New York.

The activist would also become the first Asian American elected to the position, according to PinkNews. She will challenge current District 13 seat holder Jose Peralta for the seat, which serves neighborhoods in Queens.

“We need new, honest leadership to protect and expand affordable housing; modernize the broken MTA; deliver the funding our schools need and deserve; and invest in New York’s overburdened public hospitals,” Marra said.

Marra previously worked with GLAAD and with LGBT education advocacy group GLSEN before her run for office, according to PinkNews.

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