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Bogota Has Elected First Woman And Lesbian Mayor

Colombia’s capital city, Bogota, has elected its first female and lesbian mayor. This has been hailed as an important advancement both for women as wells LGBT+ right in the South American Country, where gays and lesbians still confront harassment, ‘NBC News’ report.

Claudia López captured over 1.1 million votes, about 35% of the vote. With this victory, López also becomes the first openly lesbian mayor of a capital city in Latin America.

"This is the day of the woman," she said to a jubilant crowd. "We knew that only by uniting could we win. We did that. We united, we won and we made history!”

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