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Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections

Uruguayan Sen. Michelle Suarez, center back, in white scarf, votes during a Senate session, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Promising to bolster gender equality rights in Uruguay, Suarez is the first transgender elected to the legislative body in the history of the South American country. As an activist she helped to draft the country’s marriage equality law. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)


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