The Green Party in Northern Ireland is putting forward a transgender candidate for West Belfast in the upcoming NI elections.
The candidate, Ellen Murray, Founder and Chairperson of GenderJam, a trans support group, and director of Cara-Friend, says she believes the political system should be open to all, and is delighted and excited to put her name forward for the Green Party in the upcoming Assembly elections.
“There is clear under-representation of many groups within the Assembly, including women, young people and the LGBTQ community. I will give a voice to those who need it most” she said.
Murray has spent many years working with marginalised people, and believes that the time is right for change in Northern Ireland, and equality for all. She is standing for the Green Party as she feels they have a good track record on social issues, and thinks that having more of them in Stormont can only improve the quality of life for everyone.
“As a young, queer, trans woman, I hope that standing for election as an MLA will offer choice and hope for those who need it most”.