Monday, January 25, 2016

Trans Representation

I feel like I posted about this before but now I can't find it. Oh well, it's awesome enough to be posted twice.

Meet the First Trans Legislator Elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly

Tamara Adrián, a 61-year-old transgender lawyer and university professor, officially took her oath of office at the National Assembly of Venezuela on January 14. 
Adrián, who was featured last year in The Advocate’s profile of activists fighting for trans equality across the Americas, is the second trans official to ever be elected to a legislature within the Americas, according to Voluntad Popular. The first was Michelle Suárez Bértora, who joined the Senate of Uruguay in 2014. 

UM HELLO U.S. WHERE ARE WE ON THIS WE'RE FALLING BEHIND AGAIN GET ON IT. FEDERAL TRANS REPRESENTATIVES RIGHT NOW.

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