The 6 proudly gay Mexican politicians

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Because they assume their sexuality and seek that all people feel included and not discriminated against

Mexico is a plural country and is also reflected in some politicians who proudly show their identity and sexual orientation. 

Although each person is free to express their preferences publicly or not, these politicians have done so and have also been activists with the causes of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

1. JESUSA RODRÍGUEZ

The playwright, poet and social activist, Jesusa Rodríguez, supplied the former senator and today Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero. Her real name is Laura María de Jesús Rodríguez Ramírez, although she is known as Jesusa Rodríguez. He was born in Mexico City in 1955.

She has been married since 2010 with Argentine actress and singer Liliana Felipe. Although various media have listed her as the first openly lesbian senator in the House, she says she doesn’t have to highlight that preference.

Jesusa Rodríguez is a feminist and for years participated in the Feminist Debate magazine where, together with her life partner, she shared a new song every week. 

When Morena formalized her electoral alliance in 2018 with the Social Encounter Party (PES), Jesusa disagreed. “Morena is respect and the PES is intolerance. It is an offense for homosexuals, for women, for the right to decide. It is not anything, we are talking about human rights.”

In Congress, Jesusa has unleashed controversy over some statements. For example, on March 18, he said that if you ate pork, you were celebrating the conquest of Tenochtitlan.

And another of his controversial moments was when he made a strange performance by presenting the initiative to protect native corn.

The senator of Morena appeared, on April 25, along with 16 people dressed in white and indicated that the characters who accompanied her are part of a representation of the ‘Offering 4’  that was found in La Venta, Tabasco. 

If you want to know more about the senator, here we leave you the interview that Nation did321.

2. LUCÍA RIOJAS

The independent deputy is one of the 50 Mexicans to follow in 2019 of Nation321. She was one of the founders of the organization Now, headed by Emilio Álvarez Icaza. And then he joined the Por México coalition to the Front, formed by the PAN-PRD-MC where he was nominated by the multinominal route. She is currently a federal deputy without a party. 

She defines herself as a feminist and lesbian in her Twitter profile. Riojas was a member of the # YoSoy132 collective, which in the federal elections of 2012 mobilized in favor of the inclusion of various voices in the media and against the then-presidential candidate of the PRI, Enrique Peña Nieto. 

He was an independent candidate for the Head of Government of Mexico City. 

3. VILLANUEVA TEMISTOCLES

At 28, Temístocles was launched as a candidate for the local deputy of District 9, located in the Cuauhtémoc delegation, in Mexico City.

He was the national secretary of Sexual Diversity of Morena, an instance that is responsible for informing about issues related to the party and work in favor of diversity.

Today it occupies a place in the Congress of Mexico City, where it actively participates in favor of the rights of the gay community. 

4. HIGH ASCENT 

She is originally from Uruapan, Michoacán, and at the age of 25, she contended on July 1 as a candidate for Morena as a plurinominal federal deputy for Michoacán. 

Today she is the president of the Youth and Sexual Diversity Commission in the Chamber of Deputies where she has promoted the agenda of this sector. 

Reyna Celeste studied the law degree and has dedicated herself to defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people; In addition, for two years she served as the state secretary of Sexual Diversity of Morena.

5. RODOLFO LIZÁRRAGA

This October 10 , the legislator of Guaymas, Sonora, surprised his classmates to declare gay during a plenary session.

Lizárraga, who represents Guaymas, spoke in the plenary of the Congress during the discussion on equal marriage and declared himself part of the gay community.

“I openly say that I am gay and that I belong to the community. Today I am a member of one of the largest municipalities in Sonora and they will have all the support and support,” said the legislator to the community members who attended to Congress

The legislator said he will watch over the rights of all the inhabitants of Guaymas, but especially of the gay community because they are human beings and deserve the same rights as everyone.

6. BENJAMÍN MEDRANO (EXDIPUTED)

If we ask you if you place Benjamin Medrano Quezada, you probably won’t know who he is. But if we tell you that he is a PRI, former mayor, federal deputy and openly gay, you will surely want to meet him. 

Benjamín is originally from Nochistlán, Zacatecas, where he was born 50 years ago. He has a law degree from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas and dedicated himself for decades to the entertainment industry. In addition, he was mayor of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, between 2013 and 2015.

In an interview with Nation321  in June 2017, the then federal deputy commented the following: 

“I am not the deputy who represents the gays of this country. I was not chosen by the gays. I am a deputy like any other but that has a great advantage unlike the remaining 499: that my sexual orientation allows openly to render honesty to the people of Mexico and tell him that I am very proud to be a gay deputy, openly. “

“Having a homosexual municipal president was a signal, a situation that sometimes denigrated, hurt you, offended you. And I think we achieved respect for people because those who cared less about my sexuality were people. They wanted to see the results, and the results are there. I think they were good and that is my greatest satisfaction. “

Source: nacion321

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