Lawyer Tamara Adrián has become the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly. A member of left-leaning pro-LGBT party Popular Will, Adrián will represent the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
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Taking place during an economic crisis in the country that has caused chronic shortages of basic goods, prior to the election Adrián said the “very difficult environment” has seen people queuing for hours to buy food supplies.
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Luisa Revilla Urcia, the first openly transgender person elected in Peru, welcomed the election result calling it “a great triumph” for trans people.
Watch Adrián discuss transgender rights in Venezuela below.