USA Today names transgender woman “Women of the Year”

USA Today has named Minnesota State Assemblyman Leigh Finke the “Woman of the Year” for the state of Minnesota – but Finke, who identifies as transgender, is a biological male.

Finke, who entered Taking office in early January after winning the November 2022 election, is the first transgender person elected to the Minnesota state legislature.

“The trans and LGBTQ community, we need to expand our understanding of what it means to be successful and happy and to be successful, but also how we can be creative and expansive when it comes to how the future is for.” all should look like. I think trans people are active. We’re creating a way forward for everyone here, and everyone will benefit from the work we do for our young people,” Finke said St. Cloud times. “Trans liberation flows upwards, all liberation movements flow outwards. Everyone benefits from it and it is worth fighting for it.”

“Tell the truth and lead with your values, that’s what I tell myself. Tell the truth and lead with your values. And that way you don’t have to apologize, you don’t have to take anything back, you won’t have to look back at that at all,” Finke said, according to the outlet.

Some of USA Today’s “Women of the Year.” Dear This year, actress Goldie Hawn, former First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph are in attendance.

Last year, Admiral Rachel Levine, another biological male who identifies as female, was named among the honorees.

Earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement marking International Women’s Day, in which he: explained that “trans women are women”.

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