11 Transgender Latinas Empowering the LGBTQIA Community

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan


In America, 1.4 million people identify as transgender but despite the strength in numbers, the community continues to face harassment and prejudice. Activists have been working for decades to promote trans rights and increasing visibility in an environment where being seen alone is dangerous. This list features some of the most prominent Latinx leaders in the transgender movement, who’ve been involved in the movement and whose voice and very existence in the public eye have made a difference. From pioneers like Bamby Salcedo to millennial women like Joanna Cifredo, whose podcast and stand-up comedy provide new ways to learn about the community, these women are boldly living their truths and empowering others along the way.




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