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Justine Gonzalez (she/her/hers)

Membership Officer

Justine Gonzalez is the Membership Officer for Hollywood NOW and is an LGBTQ Advocate and Community Engagement Strategist, and recently served as President of the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.

Justine believes in the economic power of diversity and the fair and just treatment of all people and has dedicated her career to advancing policies and partnerships that promote economic and political inclusion.

Justine has served as staff to former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Mayor Eric Garcetti, in addition to supporting the life-changing work of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and advocacy of Equality California. Her work ranges from providing legal services to survivors of hate violence and discrimination, working with the Los Angeles Police Department to codify its first policies and standards on interacting with transgender people, advising on the creation of Los Angeles’ first Transgender Advisory Council, and securing funding for supportive services dedicated to homeless transgender youth.

Justine studied Political Science at California State University, Northridge, and Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies at Pasadena City College. She has lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and currently resides in the neighborhood of Echo Park with her daughter.

Reina (Reinita) is born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a Feminist,  Survivor of Domestic Violence, passionate about social justice issues and overall a DEFIANT LATINA. she graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College with a BA in Political Science with Minors in Pre-Law and International Relations and was recipient of the Ronald J. Oard Award from the Political Science Department; and in 2011, she received her Master’s degree in Humanities- History. Aside from being an advocate against domestic violence, her passion for social justice issues is also dedicated to empowering women, Transgender women and young girls to become fearless leaders that embody GIRL POWER!

 

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