“We don’t have to be ashamed of it anymore, we are the new norm,” a transgender appointed Swedish school minister

For the first time, a person who has undergone gender reassignment surgery will work in the Swedish government, as the position of Minister of Schools has been entrusted to Līna Akselsone-Kīlbluma, who is praised for her work in the field of education in Sweden, informs lsm.lv.

Akselson-Kilblum, 51, was born in a male body and underwent gender reassignment surgery in the 1990s. In an interview with Swedish television, she said that at the age of five she felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body.

Akselson-Kildlum started the transformation into a woman’s body after reaching the age of majority and finished at the age of 25.

Akselson-Kielblum speaks five languages, studied law, and initially worked in business. However, she was involved in education and became a teacher and later a school principal in one of Sweden’s relatively poor districts. Under the leadership of Axelson-Kielblum, the school has succeeded in significantly improving student achievement.

In the Swedish government, she will now be responsible mainly for primary and secondary schools, while higher education will be the responsibility of another minister.

Akselson-Kildlum is divorced and has two adopted teenage daughters.

“Transgender people have always existed and will always exist. We no longer have to be ashamed of it, we are the new norm, ”said the Minister.

Last year, Petra De Sutere, a professor of gynecology and deputy prime minister in Belgium, became the first transgender in a European government.

Taiwan’s Minister Audrey Tana, who has been with the Taiwanese government since 2016, is considered to be the first transgender in the world to become a minister.

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