First openly gay mayor to take office in Mexico

07/19/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Benjamin Medrano, a singer and bar owner, has been elected mayor of Fresnillo in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, making him the country's first openly gay mayor. The area, plagued by violence related to drug gangs, is a tough, rural part of Mexico. "It's not like I'm going to paint city hall pink," Medrano said.

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