Emilia Schneider

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Emilia Schneider
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Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile
Assumed office
11 March 2022
Personal details
Born (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 26)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyCommons

Emilia Schneider Videla (born 23 October 1996) is a Chilean feminist, activist, and politician. In the 2021 Chilean general election, she was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Chile with the left-wing Commons party. She is the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Chamber of Deputies.[1]


She previously served as president of the University of Chile Student Federation, where she was a local leader in the 2019–2021 Chilean protests.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is the great-granddaughter of René Schneider, the former Commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army and opponent of a coup d'état against Salvador Allende until his assassination by CIA-backed factions in the Chilean military.[3]


  1. ^ Zhang, SJ (29 November 2021). "Chile elects first trans woman to congress as presidential election puts LGBT+ rights 'at stake'". Pink News. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Elecciones FECH: Emilia Schneider se convierte en primera presidenta trans en la historia de la U. de Chile". El Desconcierto - Prensa digital libre.
  3. ^ Holmes, Juwan J. "Chile elects their first transgender official to their national legislature". LGBTQ Nation.