The First?

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In a recent meeting between political parties and the CNE, it was agreed that Tamara Adrián could run for Congress as part of the female cuota of the MUD. If this comes to pass, and I say If, considering it was not written down anywhere as far as I could see, this would be a huge step forward for the recognition of the LGBT community.

Adrián is the leader of Voluntad Popular’s Proinclusión movement. A lawyer from UCAB with an impressive resume,  she is an advocate of women’s and the LGBT community’s rights. For eleven years, she has been  requesting the recognition of her gender identity to the TSJ, who promptly put her case in a drawer, or as we say in Venezuela, engavetao.

Months ago, she had requested the MUD to be chosen as a female candidate for the December election, but it was only…

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