We are Diverse Venezuela - Tamara is the first ever elected transgender congresswoman; she is also an LGBTI activist

In order to join the celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHOT) we organized the talk “Equality of Rights and Opportunities for all, a pending task. Situation of the LGBTI community in Venezuela and the world” in Caracas in June 2016 by the Congresswoman Tamara Adrián, Deputy to the Venezuelan National Assembly.

Tamara is the first ever elected transgender congresswoman; she is also an activist of the LGBTI rights, the Representative of IDAHOT in Venezuela and an expert in the issue of sexual diversity.

She presented a background of their history and explained the not-easy legal and social situation of this community in Venezuela. However she said that from her political position now, she can talk on behalf of them and make the necessary changes in the legal field.  

Together with the talk we created a contest called: ‘Love Words for inclusion’ and invited students and general public to participate by sending their letters on this topic. Read the winner letter here

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