Tamara Adrián said her voice was hoarse from tear gas. But it did not stop her from laughing. From smiling. From speaking out. She began her talk at the World OutGames Miami with a brief history of the political turmoil in Venezuela, where she serves on the National Assembly. Although Adrián was elected to the assembly last year, she and her colleagues have yet to successfully pass any new LGBTI rights legislation under the current president Nicolás Maduro. “President is a big word,” Adrián said. “Let’s call it what it is, it’s a dictatorship.” Adrián is a member of Voluntad Popular(VP).
June 1 / South Florida Gay News