Monday, March 16, 2009

Mexico's first gay Mayoral Candidate

This is a really big step in looking at LGBT issues on an international basis. He will be on the ballot but sadly does not have a chance of winning. But to have one of the party's actually put him on their slate is a step forward.

Queerty reports:

Miguel Antonio Gal├ín is running on the Social Democratic Party, or PSD ticket in Guadalajara for Mayor, making him the first openly gay candidate to run for a mayoral seat in Mexico, according to gay rights groups in the country. That's the good news. The bad news is that he doesn't have a shot in hell of winning– the most optimistic projections give the PSD, a super-liberal party that supports decriminalizing drugs, among other things, a 3% chance of winning.

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