“Certainly there are LGBT people of color, and it’s time to recognize that diversity in our LGBT community,”
“She is currently serving her second term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. She came out as a bisexual publicly in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2012 and is also the first latina to be elected to Wisconsin Legislature. Her online nominator explains, “Her investment in her community is clear, and has been from day one. She is deeply connected to the Latino community, the LGBT community, the progressive community, and the women’s community.” from this article.
Zamarripa stands out for many incredible reasons including her activism for positive immigration reform, racial visibility, and LGBTQ equality. Most importantly she strives for intersectionality, always including race in her discussions of equality.