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"Safe spaces can no longer be bound and limited to physical locations, but they must be found and created in each of us, allowing us to transcend the limitations of walls, rooms, and buildings."

News & Noteworthy

"Because we all strive for visibility - so when one is seen; ALL are seen."

January  2022 - December 2022

January 2021 - December  2022

January 2016- December 2020

January 2008 - December 2015

  • Hispanic Leadership Summit Delegate - 2022 United Nations Hispanic Leadership Summit Delegate - United Nations

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  • Crain’s New York Business’s 2022 Notable Hispanic LeadersCrain’s New York Business’s Notable Hispanic Leaders

    Issued by Crain’s New York Business’s 

     

  • Insider NJ’s 2022 Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power List Insider NJ’s 2022 Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power List

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  • 2022 Mayors Pride Humanitarian Award - City of East Orange New Jersey 

 

  • Published: Out of Space: Creating Safe Spaces in Unlikely Places 

  • Star of Essex County Pride Award - Essex County Humanitarian Pride Award 2022

     

  • U.S House of Representatives Advocacy of LGBTQ+ Commendation 2022

  • U.S House of Representatives Advocacy of LGBTQ+ Commendation 2022

  • Insider NJ’s 2021 Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power List Awardee

  • 2020 State of New Jersey Senate Commendation for COVID Response

  • Newark New Jersey 2020 Puerto Rican Day HERO Award

  • City of Newark 2020 Resolution & Commendation

  • Insider NJ’s 2020 Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power ListInsider NJ’s 2020 Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power List Awardee

     

  • Insider NJ’s 2019 Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power List Awardee 

     

  • 2017 UN International Young Leaders Assembly Special Delegate 

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  • 2016 Community Achievement Award  of Public Policy & Leadership Development - Leadership Newark Fellow 

     

  • 2016 Newark LGBT Proud Award 2016 Newark LGBT Proud Award -  Urban+Out & Newark Pride Inc. 

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  • 2016 State of New Jersey Legislative LGBTQ Commendation

     

  • City of Newark 2016 Municipal Council LGBT Resolution & Mayors Commendation

     

  • LGBT Advocate Honoree LGBT Advocate Honoree - 2015 UnitedWay Community Ambassador Award​​

  • YAYA 2009 Youth, Adolescents and Young Adults Excellence  Award -  Jackson State University -Mississippi Urban Research Center 

     

  • 2008 Youth Build Public Health Leadership Award 2008 Youth Build Public Health Leadership Award

     

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