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A day of a transgender Mexican

2009-06-19 06:33:15 GMT2009-06-19 14:33:15 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Claudio Vargas, 40, also known as Anxelica Risco, an activist for an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, walks with his daughter Shadra after school in Mexico City June 5, 2009. [Agencies]

Claudio Vargas shaves at his house in Mexico City, June 5, 2009. [Agencies]

Claudio Vargas puts on his bra while getting dressed at his house in Mexico City, June 5, 2009. [Agencies]

Claudio Vargas climbs the stairs at his home in Mexico City, June 5, 2009. [Agencies]

Claudio Vargas (R), walk in his office in Mexico City, June 18, 2009. [Agencies]

Vargas is transgender and has a family with Chantall, a bisexual woman. In Mexico, where gender roles are often traditional, people with alternative sexual identities are trying to break down barriers. Mexico will celebrate a LGBT parade on June 20.

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