Mateo de la Torre
Deputy Director of Global Programs
Mateo de la Torre (he/él) is a transgender Latino from Tijuana, Mexico, and currently serves as the Deputy Director of Global Programs at LGBTQ+ Victory Institute. His work has focused on issues impacting transgender people of color and those with low-to-no income including sex worker’s rights, policing, and conditions of confinement in prisons and detention centers. Mateo has most recently served as Director of Policy and Advocacy at Black and Pink where he managed the National LGBTQ/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group, and as Racial and Economic Justice Policy Advocate at the National Center for Transgender Equality. Throughout his advocacy, he has organized national lobby days, published reports on TGNC interactions with law enforcement, co-drafted the first federal bill focused on the health and safety of sex workers, and headed up Latinx outreach and engagement for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration.
Mateo earned degrees in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Chico State, and is an alumnus of the Victory Congressional Internship and the Candidate Campaign Training program.