Gustavo Petro, the mayor of Bogota, Colombia, has appointed the capital city's first transgender public official.
, Tatiana Pinero will be the director of corporate management in the city's Social Integration Department, working to guarantee Bogota's citizens "the ability to exercise their rights, in conditions of equality."
Speaking with Colombia's
newspaper, Pinero praised Mayor Petro's support of LGBT issues, calling him a "person who recognizes diversity, who respects and values people for their work, and not whether they are African, LGBT, or indigenous."
For the past 13 years, Pinero has managed public resources at both the district and national levels.