Staff

Jorge Gutierrez

National Coordinator

Jorge Gutierrez is an UndocuQueer activist born in Nayarit, Mexico, and was raised in Santa Ana, California. He is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Most recently he is the founder of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, a national LGBTQ Latina/o organization focused on organizing and advocacy on the diverse issues impacting the trans and queer Latina/o community in the United States. In addition, he has co-founded various organizations focused on social justice for the LGBTQ and immigrant communities: DeColores Queer Orange County, the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA), and the founder of the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP).

Jennicet Gutierrez

Community Organizer

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender Latina organizer from México. She was born in Tuxpan, Jalisco. She is an organizer Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Jennicet 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.

Jerssay Arredondo

National Organizer

Jerssay is a self-proclaimed undocumented, unafraid, and unashamed queer Latino immigrant. He was born in Mexico City and raised in Phoenix, AZ. At a very young age Jerssay witnessed the injustices faced by his immigrant, trans, and queer community. Such injustices influenced him to want to do something and change the hearts and minds of people. Jerssay began organizing with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition and pushed for in-state tuition and the federal DREAM ACT, and helped create visibility for the UndocuQueer community throughout Arizona. In 2013 he joined the United We Dream Network and led the network’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) as the project’s national coordinator, helping the network grow capacity by building and organizing queer trans youth, parents, families and allies around immigrant and LGBTQ issues. In 2014 Jerssay co-founded The Queer Network, a local organization, and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, a national LGBTQ Latin@ organization. Also, Jerssay is passionate about food, culture, dance, music and fashion.