Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor

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Still, he added: “But, it's not like I'm going to paint city hall pink, either.”

Alejandro Brito, director of "Letra S," which is one of Mexico's foremost gay rights groups, said that Medrano is definitely the first Mexican mayor to be open about his homosexuality.

“There have been city officials and city council members, but openly gay mayors?” No,” Brito said.

A drug turf war has ravaged Fresnillo in recent years, resulting in bodies found in pieces, some decapitated, HuffPo reports.

“I'm not at risk, because I don't have any relationship with any of the groups,” Medrano said recently, in reference to the two drug cartels that are dueling for control of Fresnillo.

As for his views on same-sex marriage, Medrano’s stance may raise a few eyebrows. 

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