TJFP is honored to have former grantee, Ruby Corado join this year’s grant making panel.
Ruby 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, her hard work has help 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 News Week Magazine 2003, Washington Post, 2003-2014, The Washington Blade, 2003-2014, Metro Weekly Magazine 2007-2014, Washington City Paper 2010/13, Washington Times, 2012, The advocate Magazine 2012, NBC Latino, 2013 and by News Channel 4, 5, 7, 9, Univision DC, CBS Radio, Pacifica Radio, National Public Radio among other media channels.
She has been awarded The Capital Pride Heroes in 2005, Metro Weekly, Trans America 2006, Latino LGBT History Project Heroes Exhibit 2007, 25 Most Influential Latino LGBT actvists By Latino Voice 2009, Stein Democrats. Heil-Balin Community Service Award 2011, Capital Pride Engendered Spirit Awards, 2011, Gay And Lesbians Activists Alliance GLLA, Distinguish Service Award 2012, The Activist Of The Year By the African American Prism Awards 2012, Ten LGBTQ Latin@s That Make us Proud By XQSi Magazine 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
We’re counting the minutes till we get to work with you, Ruby!