“Hold me tight, until Cristina comes back,” he joked.Under Ms Fernandez, who will shortly leave office, Argentina has made stunning strides enshrining rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, including the passage of a gay marriage law.
Marcela Chocobar and Coty Olmos, both activists who had transitioned from being men, were killed in the provinces of Santa Fe and Santa Cruz respectively.
Then, the body of Diana Sacayan was found in her flat here in Buenos Aires.
Equality legislation, passed in the National Congress building in Buenos Aires, represents a triumph for Pride activists, but old prejudices die hard, particularly given a culture of machismo in the country Kalym Adrian Soria’s journey from woman to man in Argentina began more than 20 years ago when he left college without graduating because he refused to wear a dress.
It was completed when, in 2012, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner herself presented him with a new ID card designating him as male.
We peered into his i Phone where he showed me his pet project, a curated and mapped listing of businesses in Buenos Aires. The Retiro district is where professionals stop for drinks on their way from home from offices downtown.