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Meet the LGBTQ candidates in Colombia Victory helped train

Since 2013, Victory has been working to train and collaborate with a diverse group of LGBTQ leaders in Colombia. Elections this year (held on Sunday, October 25) will see quite an uptick in openly LGBTQ candidates in the country that is seen as a regional leader on LGBTQ issues.
For the past two years, Victory has worked with Caribe Afirmativo and other partners as founders and members of the Observatory of LGBTI Political Participation in Colombia. The Observatory serves as a think tank and resource center with the focus of understanding the political dynamics of Colombia and empowering the LGBTQ population there to take an active role in politics. For more information about the LGBTQ candidates and issues involved in this year’s election visit votoporlaiguldad.com.
Below are the 23 trainees who are running for office in 2015:

Álvaro Ladino
Neiva City Council
Colombian Green Party

Ana Mercedes Carlosama Gómez
Nariño Assembly
Patriotic Union Party

Ana Milena BucheliSan Cristóbal Neighborhood Council in Bogotá
Alternative Democratic Pole Party

Carolina Giraldo Botero
Pereira City Council
Green Alliance Party

Daniela Villareal Pombo
Chaparral City Council
Democratic International Party

Danny Alexander Minotta Soto
Pradera Valle City Council
Conservative Party

Darla Cristina González Arias
Pasto City Council
Green Alliance Party

David Enrique Flórez
Funza City Council
Green Alliance Party

Edgar Eduardo Robles Fonnegra
Teusaquillo Neighborhood Council in Bogotá
Alternative Democratic Pole Party

Fabián Chibcha
Engativá Neighborhood Council in Bogotá
Green Alliance Party

George Eric Morales Fernández
Amazonas Assembly
Radical Change Party

Geovanny Durlandy Acosta Erazo
Orito City Council
Alternative Democratic Pole Party

Henry Mauricio Álzate Giraldo
Medellín City Council
Patriotic Union Party

Jeison Camacho Téllez
Fontibón Neighborhood Council in Bogatá
Green Alliance Party

Johan Stiven García Puerta
Pereira City Council
Colombian Liberal Party

José Raúl Rodríguez Jiménez
North-Central Historic Neighborhood Council in Barranquilla
Green Alliance Party

Leonardo Ochoa
Riohacha City Council
Indigenous Social Alliance Movement Party

Miguel Barriga Talero
La Candelaria Neighborhood Council in Bogotá
Alternative Democratic Pole Party

Ramón Rojas
Chaparral City Council
Colombian Liberal Party

Sandra Milena Navarro Montemiranda
Cali City Council
Green Alliance Party

Tony Monroy
Suba Neighborhood Council in Bogotá
Patriotic Union Party

Wber Zapata Lopera
Medellí City Council
Radical Change Party

William Andrés Arango Montoya
Cartago City Council
Alternative Democratic Pole Party

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