Staff

Jennicet Gutierrez (she/hers/ella)

Co-Executive Director

jennicet@familiatqlm.org

Jennicet Gutiérrez (she/hers/ella) is a transgender immigrant Latina from Tuxpan, Jalisco. She organizes nationally trans and queer Latinx and immigrant communities at the intersections of trans and queer rights, and migrant and racial justice. 

Francisco Cortes (he/him/él)

Co-Executive Director

francisco@familiatqlm.org

Francisco Cortes is a queer Mexican immigrant from Philadelphia. For a decade, Francisco has passionately worked in LGBTQ youth development, HIV advocacy and immigrant rights work locally in Philadelphia and at the national level. Francisco is eager and energized to lead Familia:TQLM in our focus work. 

Emilio Vicente (he/him/él)

Advocacy & Communications Director

emilio@familiatqlm.org

Emilio Vicente is undocumented, queer, and unafraid. He was born in Guatemala and grew up in North Carolina. He’s been organizing for immigrants’ rights, and other social justice issues, for more than 10 years. His organizing efforts have been covered in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Univision, CNN en Español, and other national and state media. 

Mariella Saba (she/they)

Grassroots Leadership and Healing Justice Organizer 

mariella@familiatqlm.org

Mariella Saba is grounded and moved by her roots from Palestine to Mexico. Born and raised in occupied Tongva land in Los Angeles, where they dedicate life to healing and organizing in a collective duty to our struggles for all life’s freedom, joy, love, dignity, justice, liberation y más.

Fighting to love queerly and freely and happy to begin their journey in motherhood with her two bebes. Mariella is the co-founder and abolition organizer with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, among other grassroots-based organizations; co-lead, research organizer of Our Data Bodies Project.