In 2016, following the horrific massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Christopher co-founded and served as the executive director of QLatinx
, a racial, social, and gender justice movement working toward the advancement of intersecting LGBTQ+ Latinx issues. Christopher also previously worked with the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Disease Control and Prevention, where they led efforts to address health disparities, and introduce comprehensive measures for practical solutions that directly support communities living with HIV in the U.S. South. Christopher serves on the Board of Directors for the Peace and Justice Institute
, a nationally recognized center for peace education.
A lifelong peace practitioner, educator, and community organizer, Christopher leads their work for cultural transformation by centering the unapologetic and unwavering power of radical love. A child of undocumented immigrants and a queer person of color, Christopher interconnects their lived experience, and drives the necessary heart work of building a culture of peace, compassion, and change through advocating for LGBTQ+, immigrant, and racial justice movements. Through their work with state, national, and transnationally recognized initiatives and organizations, Christopher has led conversations and facilitated education campaigns specifically addressing structural racism, health equity, and LGBTQ+ issues.
Please join us in welcoming Christopher to the LGF team! Christopher will begin working with LGF on October 5th, and you can reach them after that date at email@example.com