Capital City of Colombia, Bogotá has made history in becoming the first city in the nation to elect a female and lesbian mayor.
Claudia López, a Columbian senator won over 35% of the vote taking the Mayoralty of the city from Enrique Peñalosa from the right-wing Radical Change party.
Following her win, López thanked her supporters via a video on Twitter saying, “Thank you to all the teachers, mentors, bosses, colleagues, classmates, friends and citizens who taught, loved and supported me to reach this day in my life.”
“Thank you to my city and its extraordinary citizenry for your trust and giving me this opportunity,” she added.
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¡Por fin ganamos! ¡Hoy era el día de las niñas, de los jóvenes, las mujeres, las familias hechas a pulso como la suya y la mia! Sabíamos que sólo si nos uníamos podíamos ganar. Y así lo hicimos: nos unimos, ganamos e hicimos historia. ¡Gracias Bogotá! #ClaudiaAlcaldesa #UnámonosPorBogotá ????????
LGBTI rights in Columbia are among the best in Latin America and have substantially progressed since consensual homosexual activity was decriminalised in 1981 following amendments to the Criminal Code, making it one of Latin America’s most progressive nations in regard to LGBTI rights legislation.
Last Updated on Oct 29, 2019