Sandra Morán

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Sandra Morán Reyes
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Member of the Congress of Guatemala
Assumed office
14 January 2016
ConstituencyGuatemala District
Personal details
Born (1960-04-29) 29 April 1960 (age 58)

Sandra Morán Reyes (born 29 April 1960) is a Guatemalan politician, who was elected to the Congress of Guatemala in the 2015 election.[1] An out lesbian, she is noted as the first out LGBT person ever elected to the national legislature in Guatemala.[2][3][4] She is a member of Convergence, a new progressive party which had two other members elected to the assembly.[1]

A longtime LGBT and feminist activist and artist,[1][3] she was an organizer of Guatemala's first lesbian group in 1995 and its first LGBT pride event in 1998.[2][3][4] She previously lived in exile in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Canada between 1981 and 1994.[1] She joined Guatemala’s human rights movement in high school when she was fourteen years old. She was active in music, playing in the band Kin Lalat in the 1980s.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sandra Morán, una feminista en el Congreso". Plaza Pública, September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "First openly LGBTI person voted into Guatemalan congress". Latin Correspondent, November 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "during the 1980s became involved with Guatemala’s renowned rebel band Kin Lalat.". Behind the Lines, February 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "for the LGBT community to have a representative.". Nobel Women's Initiative, December 9, 2016.