NEWS BREAK: Cuba Elects Its First Transgender Politician

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This is Adela Hernandez, and she’s Cuba’s first transgender politician.

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The Huffington Post is reporting that Adela has made history by being voted as the delegate to the municipal government of Caibarien. While this nurse by day is also a member of the neighborhood watch, her life is not without struggle: she told HuffPo that she is regularly threatened in the street by residents, and her family has disowned her for being transgender.

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