Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Trans Justice Project Director

The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced that Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan has joined the organization as its new Trans/Gender Non-Confirming Justice Project Director as part of Transgender Awareness Week that runs from November 14th through November 20th. Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director stated, “We’re very excited to have Victoria join the National LGBTQ Task Force family. Victoria brings a wealth of knowledge & experience in advocating on behalf of transgender & gender non-conforming people.” Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan added, “As a trans woman & as an activist who has spent much of my life dedicated to the rights of the trans community, I am honored to be joining the National LGBTQ Task Force. I look forward to helping achieve justice & equality for the trans & gender non-conforming community. I look forward to ensuring that the movement is a truly inclusive one to all trans people, such as trans women of color, gender non-binary people, trans people with disabilities & others.” Born & raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez-Roldan began her advocacy work as the Commonwealth’s Senate campaign staffer. While a student at the University of Puerto Rico, she became the first openly transgender member of student government & pushed the school’s administration for transgender accessible student I.D. policies. Most recently, Rodriguez-Roldan worked as an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with honors from the University of Puerto Rico & a J.D. from the University Of Maine School Of Law.
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