Mexico has its first openly gay mayoral candidate.

Miguel Antonio Galan will be on the ballot this summer seeking to take Guadalajara City Hall, on the Mexican Social Democratic Party (PSD) ticket.

The selection of Galan came on Friday when the PSD picked its official slate of candidates for local elections in the industrial region, reports the Spanish news agency EFE.

Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco and the nation's second largest city, has an estimated population of 4 million people. It is more populous than Berlin, Germany where openly gay Klaus Wowereit became mayor of one of the world's largest cities in 2001. Open gay Bertrand Delanoe has been mayor of Paris, France, a city of 2 million, since 2001. Delanoe is considering a run for president in 2012.

In accepting his nomination, the 31-year-old Galan said he was committed to the cause of social democracy around the world and that his candidacy was for the whole of society, not just the regional gay community, which he called politically “disillusioned” and “unmotivated.”

Galan told EFE that he wants voters to move beyond the issue of sexual orientation to proposals and how they would “change the city's dynamic.”

“Proposals have to be made, beyond what the candidate's [bedroom activities] are,” he said.

NotieSe, a progressive news agency that specializes in GLBT issues, confirmed Galan was the first openly gay candidate to run for mayor in Mexico's history.

The PSD's progressive Party Platform includes the legalization of drugs and decriminalization of abortion. It currently holds 1% of the 500 seats in the lower house of Congress and none in the Senate. Galan is considered a long shot to win.