Alexa Rodriguez

Alexa Elizabeth Rodriguez is originally from Usulután, El Salvador. Her passion is defending Transgender and people living with HIV rights. Rodriguez founded the first working and support group for people living with HIV and Trans Women, in her hometown “Mi Nueva Familia” (My New Family). She has continued her work in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) with many organizations including the District of Columbia Health Department. Rodriguez is the director of the Trans-Latinx DMV, a Two-Spirit led organization that centers the needs of Black & Indigenous Trans-Latinx people living in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, and functions as the regional chapter of the National Trans-Latin@ Coalition. Rodriguez has been awarded with many recognitions. She has been an activist for 16 years fighting for the rights of the HIV positive and members of the Transgender community. As a Transgender and HIV positive individual, Rodriguez will continue to fight to make sure her community does not fail.

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