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Tamara Adrián

Tamara Adrián, a Venezuelan politician and influential LGBT activist, made history as the first transgender person to hold public office in Venezuela and only the second transgender member of a national legislature in the Western Hemisphere. Despite facing challenges due to Venezuelan laws that did not allow transgender individuals to legally change their names, Tamara persevered, fighting for transgender rights and promoting equality and access to human rights. Her unwavering dedication continues to inspire others to challenge societal norms and strive for equality.

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Carrie Steinseifer

Carrie Steinseifer, born Carolyn Lynne Steinseifer on February 12, 1968, is a former American competition swimmer and Olympic champion. Known for her remarkable achievements in the pool, she left an indelible mark on the sport during the 1980s. Steinseifer’s dedication, talent, and unwavering commitment to excellence propelled her to the top of the swimming world.

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Yulimar Rojas

Yulimar Rojas Rodríguez, also known as Yolimar Rojas, is a Venezuelan athlete who holds the world record for women’s triple jump. She is the current Olympic champion and has won three World Championship titles and three World Indoor Championship titles. Despite facing challenges growing up, Rojas pursued her passion for sports and became one of the most dominant athletes in her field. Her inspiring journey and remarkable achievements make her a role model for aspiring athletes.

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Sheyene Gerardi

Sheyene Gerardi is an Italo-Venezuelan former actress, producer, media proprietor, and mining executive. She co-founded the NASA´s Planetary Landing Team in 2018 and is actively involved in NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Swamp Works. She is also the founder of the Sheyene Institute and operates two philanthropic organizations through the Sheyene Gerardi Foundation, focusing on technological literacy and rare diseases. Gerardi’s work with NASA and her commitment to technological education for disadvantaged communities have made her a respected figure in the field.

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Karen Marcano

Karen Marcano, born on July 27, 1979, is a Venezuelan ten-pin bowler. Known for her exceptional skills and achievements in the sport, Marcano has made a name for herself on both the national and international stage. In 2008, she secured the first-place position in the Women’s World Ranking Masters, followed by a gold medal at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Championships in 2009. Teaming up with her sister Alicia Marcano, they led the doubles qualifying round at the 2013 World Tenpin Bowling Championships. Marcano’s success extends beyond the World Championships, with notable victories in various games across the continent. She has also earned numerous accolades and awards, cementing her reputation as a formidable competitor in the bowling world.

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