After a group of transgender Latina women in Texas faced discrimination when using a restroom, Ana Andrea Molina, who is transgender and Latina herself, created Organización Latina de Trans en Texas. The organization, founded in 2015, works to defend, support, and provide resources for the transgender Latina community. Molina, a Christian and a proud Texan, works tirelessly to help her sisters in the transgender Latina community get the resources they need to flourish. She only hopes her fellow Christians and fellow Texans will continue to follow suit and do the same.
“Not only do we understand what it means to be discriminated against just by being who we are, but we are commanded to use that experience to offer our hand and protect the vulnerable among us,” Andrea said. “We were all created in the image of god. Every human being is worthy of love and respect and equal protection under the law.”