|Born||October 26, 1970
|Alma mater||DePaul University|
|Occupation||Executive Director of Chicago Abortion Fund|
|Movement||Reproductive Rights, Community Organizing, Affordable Housing, LGBT, Women's Rights, Economic Justice|
|Parent(s)||Juanita Hayes, Maximino Alcaraz|
Gaylon Alcaraz (born October 26, 1970) is a community organizer and human rights activist in Chicago, Illinois. She is the former executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund. Her autobiography Tales of a Woojiehead was published by Blackgurl Press in 2002.
The Chicago Reader Newspaper - The People Issue - "The Activist" - December 2014 SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective - Women Warrior - November 2014 City of Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame - Inductee - 2013 NYU Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action - IGNITE Fellowship - Women of Color in the Social Sector - 2013 National Organization for Women - Women Who Dared - 2012 Chicago Foundation for Women - Impact Awards - 2010 Choice USA - Generational Award - 2009 National Organization for Women (Chicago Suburban Chapter) - Fay Clayton Award - 2008
Gaylon Alcaraz received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from DePaul University
In 1997, Gaylon Alcaraz became a founding board member of Affinity Community Services, an organization dedicated to developing leadership skills for black lesbian and bisexual women. In 2011, she became Board of Director for two organizations: Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and Midwest Access Project.
- Alcaraz, Gaylon. "Executive Director Report". Chicago Abortion Fund. Retrieved 31 May 2012.