Bamby Salcedo

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Bamby Salcedo
Guadalajara, Mexico
OrganizationTransLatin@ Coalition
Known forTransgender activism

Bamby Salcedo is a Mexican-American transgender activist and the founder of the Los Angeles-based TransLatin@ Coalition, which according to its website "is an organization form[ed] by Trans Latin@ immigrant leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US."[2][3]

In 2014, the documentary Transvisible: Bamby Salcedo's Story was released.[4] Also that year ColorLines recognized Salcedo as one of "14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014".[2] She was also honored that year at Lambda Legal's West Coast Liberty Awards for her work in Angels of Change, which is an organization that provides health care services for trans youth.[5]

In 2015, Salcedo organized a demonstration of over one hundred transgender activists, who disrupted the opening session of the National LGBTQ Task Force's annual conference to protest violence against transgender people.[6][7] This demonstration came after the deaths of several transgender people in Los Angeles; those deaths were publicized by demonstrations organized by Salcedo and the TransLatin@ Coalition.[7] In 2015, OUT magazine recognized Salcedo as one of their OUT100 pioneers of the year.

In 2015, Salcedo resigned from her position as Health Education and HIV Prevention Services Coordinator at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.[7]

In 2016, Salcedo spoke at The White House as part of the White House United State of Women Summit.[8]

In 2018, TransLatin@ Coalition was joined beside Laverne Cox in the Los Angeles rally for the #FamiliesBelongTogether National Day of Action, demanding justice for detained migrant families separated by the U.S government at the U.S / Mexico border.[9]


  • James Earl Hardy Legends Award, The Black & Hispanic Gay Coalition[10]
  • The West Coast Liberty Awards, Lambda Legal[10]
  • Susan J. Hyde Award for 'Longevity in the Movement' from The National LGBTQ Task Force[10]
  • Good Neighbor Award, State Farm Insurance[10]
  • Connie Norman Leadership Award, LA PRIDE[10]
  • Shiela J. Kuehl Trailblazer Award, Stonewall Democratic Club[10]
  • The Women in Leadership Award, City of West Hollywood[10]
  • Virginia Uribe Leadership Award, The Models of Pride Youth Conference[10]
  • The Sol Award, National Latin@ AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)[10]


  1. ^ "Biography". Bamby Salcedo. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Zoila, Miriam (2014-12-17). "14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014". ColorLines. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ "About Trans-Latina". TransLatin@ Coalition website, created by Paola Coots. 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  4. ^ Rodriguez, Mathew. "HIV Activist Bamby Salcedo Recognized as 2014 Top Woman of Color - HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women". Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  5. ^ Daniel Reynolds (2014-06-18). "WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights". Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  6. ^ "Bamby Salcedo Leads #TransLivesMatter Demo at Creating Change". Frontiers Media. 2015-02-06. Archived from the original on 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  7. ^ a b c "Bamby Salcedo Resigns from L.A. Children's Hospital, Faces Unknown Future". Frontiers Media. 2015-03-11. Archived from the original on 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  8. ^ "White House United State of Women Summit". 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  9. ^ "You are being redirected..." 3 July 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Bio | Bamby Salcedo". Retrieved 2016-10-07.