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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