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Peru elects country's first trans public official -
Last week, voters in Peru elected Luisa Revilla Urcia to the local council in La Esperanza, Trujillo. In doing so, they made history — she’s the first out trans person in the country to be elected to public office.
Peru has formally signed onto UN resolutions condemning anti-LGBT violence, but Peruvian law doesn’t ban anti-LGBT discrimination or recognize anti-LGBT hate crimes. A bill to legalize same-sex civil unions was introduced a year ago, but has yet to pass.
“I will execute my office with great humility and tenacity,” Revilla told the Washington Blade on Thursday.
Revilla, 43, told Correo, a Peruvian newspaper, her platform includes the construction of a home for people living with HIV/AIDS.
“I am going to promote equality and I will say no to discrimination,” she said. “We want everyone to have equal access, to succeed and to achieve their goals. When there is no discrimination, there is pacification. Infrastructure and modernity is important, but promoting values and showing concern for the people matters even more.”
Yes yes YES. This would be incredible news anywhere, but especially exciting in countries where LGBT people still struggle to have their basic rights recognized. Rock on.
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