Carmen Vázquez

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Carmen Vásquez
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Carmen Vásquez at the 2011 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award ceremony
BornJanuary 14, 1949 (1949-01-14) (age 70)
Puerto Rico
ResidenceBrooklyn, NY
EducationCity University of New York
MovementLGBT rights movement, Immigrant Rights

Carmen Vázquez (born January 14, 1949) is an activist, writer and community intellectual. Some of her work regarding liberation is published in conmoción, a Latina lesbian magazine created in part by tatiana de la tierra to build a platform for Latina lesbian conversation and visibility.[1] Currently, she is the Coordinator of the LGBT Health & Human Services Unit for the NYS AIDS Institute. She is the former Deputy Executive Director of the Empire State Pride Agenda.[2] She was the government and public policy director of the New York City LGBT Community Services Center,[3] a founding member of the New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network, a board member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a board member of the Funding Exchange's OUT Fund and a Co-Chair of Equality Federation from 2004 - 2006. She was a founder of The Women's Building in San Francisco, California and of Causes in Common, a national coalition of LGBT Liberation and Reproductive Justice Activists. She was honored by CUNY School of Law with an honorary degree in 2004 and is a donor to the Sophia Smith Archives at Smith College which also houses her oral history for the Voices of Feminism project. Her essays have been published in several anthologies. Carmen has served on the Advisory Council of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation since its founding in 2003 and currently serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Board of Directors. She lives in Brooklyn NY.


  • Simons, George F; Vázquez, Carmen; Harris, Philip R (1993), Transcultural leadership : empowering the diverse workforce, Managing cultural differences series (Boston, Mass.), Gulf Publishing, ISBN 978-0-87201-299-8
  • Vazquez, Carmen Inoa (1996), "Spousal Abuse and Violence against Women: The Significance of Understanding Attachment", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, no.: New York, New York Academy of Sciences, 789 (1): 119–28, Bibcode:1996NYASA.789..119V, doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1996.tb55641.x, ISSN 0077-8923, OCLC 88741009, PMID 8669779
  • Razin, Eran; Dijst, Martin; Vázquez, Carmen (2007), Employment Deconcentration in European Metropolitan Areas, GeoJournal Library, 91, Springer, ISBN 978-1-4020-5762-5


  1. ^ De La Tierra, Tatiana. "Activist Latina Lesbian Publishing: esto no tiene nombre and conmoción." I am Aztldn: The Personal Essay in Chicano Studies, ed. Chon A. Noriega and Wendy Belcher (Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2004) 195.
  2. ^ "Pride Agenda names new deputy director". The Advocate. September 16, 2003.
  3. ^ Ricks, Ingrid (13 April 1999), "She Said, She", The Advocate, p. 48, retrieved 24 March 2010

External links[edit]

- Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College