British comedian Eddie Izzard recently indicated that he plans to run for political office within the next nine years to give the transgender community a voice in politics.
“I’m going into politics,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It could be MP or mayor of London. It’s most probably [going to be] in 2020. It’s the only way as a transvestite. At this point with the transgender community still struggling to get into the mainstream, gay and lesbian communities are much further up the ladder there. If you’re not planning (ahead), it’s not really going to happen.”
Izzard is known for cross-dressing both on and off the stage, and has previously described himself as transgender and “a complete boy plus half a girl.” Do you think his political aspirations will come to fruition?