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By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Lana de Holanda is the first transsexual entitled to wear a badge with her social name, in the Legislative Assembly of Rio (Alerj). The name she chose is stamped on the 28-year-old's badge.

"A name is essential to any human being, right? You take your name according to your gender, according to who you are. And for us, we are trans women, transvestites, trans men, it's very important that you have a name that defines you," Lana said.

Since the beginning of the year, Lana has been working on . . .

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