Don’t call me Alexandra, word of the first transgender gondolier

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.06.22
Don’t call me Alexandra, word of the first transgender gondolier
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«My name is Alex Hai, and I am transgender. The correct pronouns to use when referring to me are he/him/his». This is what we can read in a post recently published by a gondolier in Venice on his Fb profile. About him everything has been said or written and he has always been described by the media as “Venice’s first female gondolier”. But now he wants to tell his true story and to point out that «it is inaccurate to refer to me as “she” or “Alexandra” for any reason». And he continues: «I am supportive of equal rights for women […] However, I myself am not a woman, and the struggle of feminism is not my personal struggle».

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