Eddie Izzard, the multi-hyphenated talent who identifies as transgender, wants to run for Parliament.
Izzard has been a stand-up comic, a marathon runner, a serious actor and is currently appearing in a film with Dame Judi Dench.
Now he wants to add transgender member of Parliament to that list. In an interview with The Guardian, Izzard talked about his political aspirations.
“The plan was always to run in 2020, though Theresa May has changed that with her failed power grab. So now it’s the first general election after 2020.“
Izzard says he’d give up performing if he were to become Labour MP,
“It’s like Glenda Jackson; she gave up acting for 25 years to concentrate on it, then she turns up back as King Lear.“
Izzard told the Independent in May
“A lot of people with decent values will not go into politics because they feel they are going to get pummelled. I am proud of my country, but I want to reach out to other countries.
I do feel we [trans people] have crossed into a place of more political acceptance. It’s allowed now. I have boy genetics and girl genetics.”
You’ve got our vote!
(Photo, YouTube; via Gay Star News)