SAT. JAN 14, at 8PM | Tribute Performance for Casa Ruby, featuring post-show discussion with Ruby Co
Casa Ruby was founded in Washington DC in 2006. It was born to address the needs of the most vulnerable in the LGBT community, Latina Transgenders and LGBT Immigrants. Today Casa Ruby is the only Grassroots Multicultural LGBT Center in Washington DC. It operates as a drop-in Center and Safe Space 6 days a week providing hot meals, clothing exchange, career development and social to transgender people, gender queer and gender non-conforming individuals, and gay, lesbians and bisexuals in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
Ruby was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. She fled a civil war when she was 16 years old. She has devoted the last 20 years as an advocate for the inclusion of Transgender, Gender Queer and Gender Non Conforming Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual people in main stream society. She is a self made tireless advocate and leader for social justice, her hard work has help gain legal protections in Washington, DC. She has fought for LGBT Human Rights, Transgender Liberation, Immigration Equality, Access to Health Care, Hate Crimes/violence and many other disparities and issues facing the communities that she represents.
She has been awarded The Capital Pride Heroes in 2005, Metro Weekly, Trans America 2006, Latino LGBT History Project Heroes Exhibit 2007, 25 Most Influential Latino LGBT actvists By Latino Voice 2009, Stein Democrats. Heil-Balin Community Service Award 2011, Capital Pride Engendered Spirit Awards, 2011, Gay And Lesbians Activists Alliance GLLA, Distinguish Service Award 2012, The Activist Of The Year By the African American Prism Awards 2012, Ten LGBTQ Latin@s That Make us Proud By XQSi Magazine 2012, The DC Center Community Center Service Award 2013, Gays And Lesbians Opposing Violence, Community Service Award 2013.