Jennicet Gutiérrez

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender activist from México. She is best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement). She burst onto the national scene when she interrupted President Obama during his White House speech in honor of Pride month, calling attention to the struggles of trans-immigrant women. Gutiérrez believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Gutiérrez will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, incarceration and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color. She currently resides in Los Angeles.