Monika: Today it is my pleasure and honour to interview Sarah Brown, a talented British Liberal Democrat politician and transgender activist, the former Cambridge City Councillor for Petersfield ward, for several years the only openly transsexual elected politician in the UK, listed many times on the Independent on Sunday "Pink List" of the most influential LGBT persons in the UK. Hello Sarah!
Monika: When you were elected to Cambridge City Council in 2010, you were the only ‘out’ transgender activist serving as an elected politician in the UK. As a result, did you feel any burden to represent the whole transgender community? Do you think transgender women can make a difference in politics?
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Monika: Is there anyone in the British transgender society whose actions could be compared to what Harvey Milk was doing in the USA in the 60s and 70s for the gay activism?
That being said, there are people who are doing great things for trans activism in the UK, and we do seem to be less focused on individuals perhaps. I think it would be unfair for me to name a few and not name others, so I’m not going to try!
Monika: Are you working on any new projects now?