Victoria Kolakowski, left, and Sylvia Guerrero.
Victoria Kolakowski is a transgender woman seeking a seat on the Alameda County Superior Court. She has received the endorsement of Sylvia Guerrero. Sylvia Guerrero is the mother of Gwen Araujo.
Gwen Araujo, aka Gwen “Amber Rose” Araujo, was 17 when she was killed in 2002. Her male friends were angry to discover that she was a transgender and they killed her.
Sylvia Guerrero has become a campaigner for LGBT rights (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender rights). She said that Victoria Kolakowski would be a good role model for LGBT youth.
Victoria would be the first openly transperson to seek a judicial seat. Victoria said that she desired to provide justice to victims of hate violence.
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