Ruby Corado was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. She fled a civil war when she was 16 years old. Now 45 years old, she has lived in Washington, D.C. for the past 30 years where she has devoted the last 20 as an advocate for the inclusion of Transgender, Gender Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people in main stream society.
She is a self-made tireless advocate and leader for social justice, and her hard work has helped gain legal protections for the communities she serves in Washington, DC. She has fought for LGBT Human Rights, Transgender Liberation, Immigration Equality, Access to Health Care, Hate Crimes/violence, and many other disparities and issues facing the communities that she represents.
Ruby’s work has been featured by Newsweek Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Blade, The Metro Weekly Magazine, The Washington City Paper, The Washington Times, and The Advocate, and by News Channels 4, 5, 7, 9, NBC Latino, Univision DC, CBS Radio, Pacifica Radio, and National Public Radio among other media channels. Her awards include: The Capital Pride Heroes (2005); Metro WeeklyTrans America (2006); Latino LGBT History Project Heroes Exhibit (2007); Latino Voice’s 25 Most Influential Latino LGBT Actvists (2009); Stein Democrats Heil-Balin Community Service Award (2011); Capital Pride Engendered Spirit Awards (2011); Gay and Lesbians Activists Alliance GLLA Distinguished Service Award (2012); African American Prism Awards’ Activist Of The Year (2012); XQSi Magazine‘s Ten LGBTQ Latin@s That Make us Proud (2012); The DC Center Community Center Service Award (2013); Gays And Lesbians Opposing Violence Community Service Award (2013); Sheroes Award (2013); DC Chamber Of Commerce Community Service Award (2014); Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association Community Service Award (2014).
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