Bogota appoints first transgender public official

Bogota appoints first transgender public official

Bogota’s mayor has appointed the capital’s first transgender public official, as director of corporate management in the city’s Social Integration Department.

In an interview with El Espectador, newly-appointed director Tatiana Piñero expressed her admiration for Bogota’s new Mayor Gustavo Petro, and his support for LGBT issues.

Piñero described Petro as “a person who recognizes diversity, who respects and values people for their work, and not whether they are African, LGBT or indigenous.”

The department in which she is taking up her position is described as responsible for the development and implementation of social policies which guarantee citizens of Bogota “the ability to exercise their rights, in conditions of equality.”

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