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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 23:45

Michelle Suarez became the first transgender senator in Uruguay

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Michelle Suarez became the first transgender senator in Uruguay. She replaces Senator Marcos Carambula since October 10, 2017.

One of Michelle Suarez's priorities is to develop the debate on LGBT rights in the Senate. She intends to get things moving, starting with trans rights.

She will introduce the Comprehensive Trans Act of which she is the co-author. This law will allow transgender people of all ages, of diverse sexual orientations, and socio-economic conditions to have guaranteed rights.

In Uruguay, trans people are victims of discrimination in employment. They have difficulty finding a stable and adequately paid job to enable them to live properly.

Michelle Suarez became the first transgender senator in Uruguay. Michelle is a militant activist and legal adviser for the Ovejas Negras organization that fights for LGBT rights. After entering politics in 2014, here she is as a substitute for Communist Party Senator Marcos Carambula.

Michelle has made history by becoming the first Uruguayan transgender senator.


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