Colombians have elected two legislators in the Congress that define themselves as LGBT during the parliamentary elections held on Sunday. Angélica Lozano Correa and Mauricio Andrés Toro Orjuela, both from the slight center-left Green Alliance were respectively elected in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Lozano is also known as the partner of Senator Claudia Lopez, who will run for the Vice-Presidency on May 27 along with Medellin's former mayor Sergio Fajardo, representing the Colombia Coalition. Lozano and Lopez are the only openly lesbians in Congress, and Toro became the first only openly-gay elected in Congress. A total of 14 candidates who openly defined themselves as LGBT people were running for the elections last Sunday.
March 12 / TeleSur