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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

When Transgender Makes it Into Politics

Gloria Cristal at the Gay Pride, Oct 2009
All for the good of  humankind, we say. 

Because that is exactly what is happening in our state: Gloria Cristal,  a long-standing member of the LGBT community in Porto Alegre, is now standing for "office". 

She wants to be voted in as a state representative, and one carrying the burden (or grace) of making LGBT rights known and attended to in the corridors of power. 

Surprising though it is, for Gloria is a member of a party known for not being very committed to the LGBT agenda, the prospects are good. People are slowly wising up and coming to the realization that if you want to get things done, you must work towards it.

Besides Gloria, others are planning to carry the LGBT banner into the Legislative Assembly next Sunday, October 3rd, in our general elections. Let us all wish them luck. The world deserves it. 

Glory be!


Update: Oct 4th, 2010 - One day after the Elections>

Gloria Cristal got 4.535 votes. Already a beginning. Celebrations!

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