Amaranta Gomez Regalado: Why she kicks ass
- She is an HIV/AIDS activist who has won international grants to further her work with the Muxhe community and with migrant women.
- She also is a social researcher, columnist and promotes indigenous cultural identity, and is a member of the State Committee Against Homophobia.
- She identifies as Muxhe and Two-Spirit, and speaks Zapotec and Spanish. She has studied language and theatre at Veracruz University and toured southern Mexico as a travésti performer.
- She is a co-founder of Mexico Possible party, and was its candidate for Federal Deputy in 2003. Because of this she was the first transgender Mexican to run for office.