The president-in-waiting, commonly referred to as AMLO, has been deemed a staunch populist seeking to end years of corruption, violence and inequity in Mexico. However, he has received criticism for his nationalist campaign rhetoric contrasted by his relative silence on LGBT issues. While AMLO states that he would adhere to the country’s present legislation and rulings regarding nationwide marriage recognition and the unconstitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, he has been averse to propose any other progressive measures for the future of LGBT rights in the country. Mexico’s LGBT community has also questioned AMLO’s projection for their future, along with his party’s decision to partner with a socially conservative party to bolster the former Mexico City mayor’s election prospects in this election.
July 2 / Out Magazine