The Guilfordian

Colombian capital elects first gay female mayor

Newly-appointed Claudia López is both the first female and the first openly gay person to serve as the mayor of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia.

Paige Abbott, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Claudia López has just been elected as the first female mayor of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Now holding what is considered to be one of the most powerful positions in Colombian government, second only to the president, López is breaking barriers in an increasingly accepting Colombian society. ...

Article on LGBTQIA people faces backlash

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

March 16, 2018

In February, leading Malaysian daily newspaper Sinar Harian published a checklist on the characteristics of LGBTQIA individuals. The list described gay men as loving to wear tight, brand-name clothes and having facial hair. It depicted lesbians as hating men and loving to walk around hugging each...