Benjamín Medrano Quezada

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Benjamín Medrano Quezada is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).wikipedia
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Fresnillo

Fresnillo, ZacatecasFresnillo, Mexico
He served as state congressman from 2010 to 2013 and, on 7 July 2013, he was elected municipal president of Fresnillo, the largest municipality in the state of Zacatecas. According to press reports, he became the first openly gay citizen in the history of Mexico to be elected municipal president, being elected municipal president of Fresnillo, Zacatecas.
In 2013, Fresnillo became the first municipality in Mexican history to elect an openly gay mayor, with the election of Benjamín Medrano.

LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress

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In 2015, Medrano ran for and won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress, representing the first district of Zacatecas based in Fresnillo.

Mexicans

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Benjamín Medrano Quezada is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

Institutional Revolutionary Party

PRIPartido Revolucionario InstitucionalNational Revolutionary Party
Benjamín Medrano Quezada is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

Zacatecas

State of ZacatecasZacatecas, MexicoEstado Libre y Soberano de Zacatecas
He served as state congressman from 2010 to 2013 and, on 7 July 2013, he was elected municipal president of Fresnillo, the largest municipality in the state of Zacatecas. Born into a poor family with eleven siblings in Nochistlán, Zacatecas, Medrano toured both Mexico and the United States as a musician for María Victoria and Angélica María.

Municipal president

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According to press reports, he became the first openly gay citizen in the history of Mexico to be elected municipal president, being elected municipal president of Fresnillo, Zacatecas.

Nochistlán

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Born into a poor family with eleven siblings in Nochistlán, Zacatecas, Medrano toured both Mexico and the United States as a musician for María Victoria and Angélica María.

United States

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Born into a poor family with eleven siblings in Nochistlán, Zacatecas, Medrano toured both Mexico and the United States as a musician for María Victoria and Angélica María.

María Victoria

Maria Victoria
Born into a poor family with eleven siblings in Nochistlán, Zacatecas, Medrano toured both Mexico and the United States as a musician for María Victoria and Angélica María.

Angélica María

Angelica MariaAngélica María HartmanAngélica María Hartman Ortiz
Born into a poor family with eleven siblings in Nochistlán, Zacatecas, Medrano toured both Mexico and the United States as a musician for María Victoria and Angélica María.

Trade union

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Years later, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Law and, at the age of 21, lead a local chapter of a trade union for professional musicians.

Ranchera

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Eventually, he became a businessman, recording several albums of ballads and ranchera music and establishing a gay nightclub around 1994.

Zacatecas City

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He joined politics in 1995 as a city councilor in the state capital of Zacatecas City; three years later, he became an ally of Ricardo Monreal; an influential politician in the state who had quit the PRI to continue his career in several parties of the political left.

Ricardo Monreal

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He joined politics in 1995 as a city councilor in the state capital of Zacatecas City; three years later, he became an ally of Ricardo Monreal; an influential politician in the state who had quit the PRI to continue his career in several parties of the political left.

Amalia García

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Years later, Medrano became chief adviser for governor Amalia García of the PRD.

Party of the Democratic Revolution

PRDPartido de la Revolución DemocráticaDemocratic Revolution Party
Years later, Medrano became chief adviser for governor Amalia García of the PRD.

Labor Party (Mexico)

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He joined the cabinet of David Monreal (a brother of Ricardo) in the city council of Fresnillo and in 2010 became a state deputy for the Labor Party (PT), but left the organization in 2011 when the party elected someone else to run for federal deputy in his political district.

Deputy (legislator)

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He joined the cabinet of David Monreal (a brother of Ricardo) in the city council of Fresnillo and in 2010 became a state deputy for the Labor Party (PT), but left the organization in 2011 when the party elected someone else to run for federal deputy in his political district.

Mexican Drug War

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The Fresnillo area is a largely rural region with a high level of violent crimes related to the drug wars.

Smear campaign

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Medrano ran on a campaign of public safety against a smear campaign from his former party that focused on his homosexuality and alleged embezzlement of public funds.

Transvestism

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While Medrano is vocal about his homosexuality and has publicly defended transvestites' labor rights, he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, LGBT pride parades, "flamboyant" homosexuality, gay prostitution and abortion.

Same-sex marriage

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While Medrano is vocal about his homosexuality and has publicly defended transvestites' labor rights, he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, LGBT pride parades, "flamboyant" homosexuality, gay prostitution and abortion.

LGBT adoption

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While Medrano is vocal about his homosexuality and has publicly defended transvestites' labor rights, he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, LGBT pride parades, "flamboyant" homosexuality, gay prostitution and abortion.

Pride parade

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While Medrano is vocal about his homosexuality and has publicly defended transvestites' labor rights, he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, LGBT pride parades, "flamboyant" homosexuality, gay prostitution and abortion.

Abortion

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While Medrano is vocal about his homosexuality and has publicly defended transvestites' labor rights, he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, LGBT pride parades, "flamboyant" homosexuality, gay prostitution and abortion.