Amaranta Gómez Regalado

Gomez Regalado, Amaranta - 2019Amaranta Gómez Regalado is a Zapotecan Muxhe/Trans from the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Oaxaca State, Mexico. Social activist for more than twenty years in her local and regional areas as well as internationally in health, sexuality, human rights and promotional cultural sectors.

She was the first Muxhe/Trans person to be a federal and plurinominal congresswoman for the ex “México Posible” party, and accepted by the Institute Federal Electoral (Federal Electoral Institute) with her generic name of Amaranta Gómez Regalado (According to the IFE Session Minute 2003).

She was Regional Secretary for the International Secretariat of Indigenous People to HIV, Sexuality and Human Rights (SIPIA for its acronyms in Spanish). In this area she had to summon and organize other indigenous leaders of the Latin-American region in order to create and articulate strategies to respond to the problem of HIV in the native communities. She has coordinated their regular meetings, their political decisions and strategies agreed in different areas. She has also created original institutional documents for the financial resources’ mobilization of SIPIA from 2015 to 2017.

Her sexual identity as a woman was officially recognized by the Universidad Veracruzana (Veracruz State University), chaired by the University Dean in 2015. This act set a precedent for the recognition of sexual/gender identities in the universities systems of the country. https://www.uv.mx/noticias/2015/05/29/estudian- tes-transgenero-agradecieron-a-la-uv-su-respeto-a-lasdiferencias

She is a Bachelor for the Universidad Veracruzana in social anthropology with specialization in gender, sexuality and human rights studies. Xalapa de Enriquez city, Veracruz State (August 2011-January 2016).  Nominated Honorary Guest of the Guaymallén Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina (2016).  Ex regional Secretary Muxhe/Trans for ILGA:LA for Latin America and the Caribbean (2014.2016).  Ex regional secretary Muxhe/Trans de la ILGA-LAC, para América Latina y el Caribe (2014-2016).  Ex co director of the International Fund for Trans persons (2014- 2017).  Ex Technical Secretary for the First Municipal Council against Discrimination in Xalapa, Veracruz State (2016-2017).

Brigade member for the assistance efforts of several social organizations during the emergencies that sprang from the September the 7th, 2017 earthquake and the subsequent ones of the 19th and the 23rd in the Isthmus area of the country.

Currently she is Assembly Citizen for the National Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination (CONAPRED for its acronyms in Spanish) as well as General Coordinator for the “Muxhe Reconstruction Project” which aim is to raise international funds for homes construction of the Muxhe sector that is part of the Zapoteca Culture in the Tehuantepec Isthmus.

Also, Current General Coordinator for the Project: “Weaving our lives: towards an economic reactivation of the Tehuantepec Isthmus”, which objective is to join strategies of economic recovery for the families in the area after the earthquake, trough the strengthening of the traditional weaving and embroidery of the “huipil” (traditional blouse of the area) made by the women and the Muxhes of that particular region.

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