GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Aldo Iván Dávila Morales is poised to make Guatemalan history as the first openly gay man elected to the country’s legislature.
But the 41-year-old activist says the rainbow flag won’t be his only cause. He intends to begin his congressional career with three main agenda points: Fighting corruption, ensuring Guatemalans’ right to health care and defending human rights, with a focus on the LGBTQ community.
Dávila said in an interview with The Associated Press: “I’m happy, with a lot of mixed feelings.”
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed by electoral authorities, experts say Dávila’s left-wing Winaq party won four congressional seats in Sunday’s general election. He is set to represent a Guatemala City district.
“People have to see me as just another citizen, since I was elected democratically,” Dávila added.