In Mexico, transgender politicians are making headway
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Salma Luévano was arrested for publicly identifying herself as transgender in the province of Mexico in 1985. She is now about to take office as a member of Congress.
It’s been a long journey, but one that seems to shatter the rigid definitions of the genre that have long prevailed in Mexico. Luévano is one of two transgender federal lawmakers elected to the lower house in the country’s June 6 elections.