Bolivia's first transgender news anchor puts LGBTQ issues front and center

Posted on AllSides July 9th, 2020
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LA PAZ — Leonie Dorado, 26, is blazing a trail as the first transgender news anchor in Bolivia, a traditionally conservative South American nation currently in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dorado, the new co-host of Bolivian program Aby Ayala TV, covers LGBTQ issues in her role, drawing on her own transition and life experience as a trans person.

“The transition took me four years,” said Dorado. “In the end, I was not in the wrong body, I was looking for the way I wanted to project my life.”

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