Chile is one country which has been constantly progressing when it comes to transgender laws.
As recent as November of 2018, the Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, passed a law allowing people over the age of 14, to change their names and gender in official records.
The move that was welcomed by the majority of the people, seemed like just another 'rubber stamp' considering Chile's traditionally conservative and predominantly Roman Catholic nature.
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However, all these claims were put to rest after a prestigious women's school named Liceo Javiera Carrera gave admission to a transgender.
Arlén Aliaga who was celebrating her 18th birthday on the historic day of her admission, used to study in an all-boys high school and revealed how she received support from her classmates but was constantly harassed by her teacher because of her preferences for clothes.
Initially, the school rejected her admission at first, the reason being the lack of seats, but after a strong campaign from LGBT activists and supporters from the mayor of Santiago, Aliaga was admitted on March 6, which also marks her birthday.
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Talking to AFP, she said,”It's historic, maybe I'm the first. I know there are others who tried and didn't succeed, but clearly, it's possible.”
Now that's one hell of a birthday present.