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Venezuela Just Elected the First Transgender Congresswoman in South America

Published on Dec 08,2015
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The results of Venezuela's parliamentary elections on Monday offered good news for progressives in the country. The opposition party, Democratic Unity coalition, claimed the majority of the National Assembly, serving a potential blow to Hugo Chávez's legacy of authoritarian rule. But the election of one congresswoman in particular is cause for celebration on the continent and around the world: Tamara Adrian, a member of the opposition party, became the first transgender congresswoman elected in South America. Adrian, a 61-year-old lawyer and college professor, announced her candidacy this past summer.