Buenos Aires legislature confers award on transsexual on Women’s Day


In order to mark International Women’s Day, the legislature of Buenos Aires decided to confer honors on twenty Argentinean women who “broke the traditional molds,” including a transsexual activist.

The transsexual activist underwent an operation in a public hospital and last year received an official ID under the name of Alejandra Portatadino. Currently she works in the law division of the Argentinean Homosexual Community.

The twenty women who were honored “stand out for their contribution to the advancement of women’s rights and the elimination of gender stereotypes,” the legislature said.

Among the honorees was also Elena Reynaga of the Association of Harlots, militant feminist Susana Gamba and Estela de Carlotto of the Grandmothers of May Square.

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