On March thirty first, the Nationwide Middle for Transgender Equality (NCTE) will host its annual Trans Equality Now Awards, a chance to commemorate motion staff, allies, and recent voices who’ve all dedicated to advancing transgender equality.
A headshot of Ruby Corado, smiling.
Among the many honorees at this 12 months’s ceremony will likely be Ruby Corado, Founder and Govt Director of Casa Ruby, who will obtain the Neighborhood Builder Award. Ruby was born in San Salvador, El Salvador.
She fled a civil battle when she was 18 years outdated. She has lived in Washington, D.C. for the previous 31 years, the place she has devoted the final 30 years to advocating for the inclusion of transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual folks in mainstream society.
She is a self-made, tireless advocate and chief for social justice, and her laborious work has helped achieve authorized protections in Washington, D.C. She has fought for LGBTQ human rights, transgender liberation, immigration equality, and entry to healthcare, and fought towards hate crimes/violence and plenty of different disparities and points going through the communities that she represents.
Ruby Corado has acquired a mess of awards from native, nationwide and worldwide organizations. Ruby is a bilingual inspirational speaker and nationally acknowledged sensitivity coach specializing in social justice points going through transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming folks, each in English and Spanish.
Her focus has developed into world LGBTQ rights along with her opening Casa Ruby Central America in 2020. Ruby stays dedicated to Black and Brown trans liberation; many DMV residents and throughout the nation can attest to her unwavering labor and dedication to transgender survival. NCTE is extremely proud to have labored alongside Ruby Corado on the grassroots degree, and we now have been impressed enormously by her work for practically a decade.
Many publications have uplifted Ruby’s groundbreaking work and we commend her choice to ahead the leadership of Black transgender women. We will consider no higher awardee than Ruby Corado, who represents a deep, unwavering illustration of what it means to advance the protections, survival, and wellness of transgender folks of colour.
Ruby is receiving the Neighborhood Builder Award, which is devoted to grassroots activists and organizers who’ve forwarded collaboration, and fueled the transgender liberation motion.
This text is the primary in a sequence, profiling honorees at NCTE’s 18th annual occasion, March thirty first, 2021. Click here to secure your place at NCTE’s 18th anniversary event.