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17 June 2014

26 trans Latinas in the US who changed things by example and/or achievement

  • Clarabelle (18?? - ) queen mother of Los Angeles' Bunker Hill. GVWW
  • Geraldine Portica (189? - ?) from Mexico, chamber maid. GVWW 

  • Schlitze (1901 – 1971) from Mexico, carnie pinhead, film actor. GVWW


  • José Sarria (1922 -2013) of Colombian/Nicaraguan descent, caterer, performer, activist, founder of Imperial Court System. GVWW      EN.WIKIPEDIA 


  • Susanna Valenti (192? - ?) translator, broadcaster, femmiphilic activist. GVWW


  • Victoria Fenández (Vicki Starr) (1932 – ) from Puerto Rico, performer, archivist. GVWW

  • René Rivera (Mario Montez) (1935 – 2013) from Puerto Rico, actor in New York avant-garde films. GVWW EN.WIKIPEDIA


  • Nicole Murray Ramirez (194? - ) activist, Empress in Imperial Court System. GVWW



  • Christina Hayworth (194? - ) from Puerto Rico, soldier, Stonewall veteran, activist. GWVV

  • Holly Woodlawn (1946 - ) from Puerto Rico, actress, Warhol Superstar. EN.WIKIPEDIA
  • Sylvia Rae Rivera (1951 – 2002) of Puerto Rican/Venezuelan descent, Stonewall veteran, activist. GVWW   EN.WIKIPEDIA 

  • Lisa Carmelle (195? - ) from Puerto Rico, featured in Born a Man … Let Me Die a Woman. IMDB


  • Catira Reyes (Lady Catira) (1959 - 1999) from Puerto Rico, performer, pageant winner. EN.WIKIPEDIA
  • Ricardo (196? - 1995) from Cuba, sex worker, evangelist. GVWW
  • Mark Angelo Cummings (1964 - ) television personality, web broadcaster GVWW
  • Sophia Lamar (196? - ) from Cuba, performer, model. GVWW

  • Angie Xtravaganza (1966 – 1993) Puerto Rican mother, sex worker, voguing star. GVWW EN.WIKIPEDIA

  • Amara Vadillo (Sylvia Boots) (197? - ) from Cuba, porn star, convicted of murder. GVWW

  • Alexandra Reyes (1978 - ) Mayan, abused by family, finally accepted by US immigration. NewsArticle
  • Claudia Charriez (1982 - ) of Spanish descent, model. GVWW

  • Carmen Carrera (1985 - ) of Puerto-Rican-Peruvian descent, RuPaul Drag Race alumna, model. EN.WIKIPEDIA 
  • Gwen Araujo (1985 – 2002) murdered teenager. EN.WIKIPEDIA
  • Allanah Starr (198? - ) from Cuba, performer, porn star. GVWW    EN.WIKIPEDIA

  • Gia Darling (198? - ) from Guatemala, porn star. GVWW EN.WIKIPEDIA 

  • Bamby Salcedo (19?? - ) Los Angeles trans and HIV activist, featured in film TransVisible. GLAAD 

  • Harmony Santana (199? - ) of Puerto-Rican and Dominican heritage. Starred in film Gun Hill Road. EN.WIKIPEDIA 

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