Daniel is the Assistant Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual conference, Creating Change.
Creating Change is the nation’s foremost political, activist, and organizing conference for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied community. Since its founding in 1988, the conference has grown to host over 3,000 attendees each year. In every city where Creating Change convenes, participants gather for skills training, strategy discussions, information sharing, and networking — all to strengthen the grassroots power of the LGBTQ Movement.
Daniel was born and raised just outside Los Angeles and got his start in advocacy in 2010 after earning an undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton.
For over a decade, he has had the privilege of working every day to help achieve equity and justice for LGBTQ people and communities. From the fight to help win equal marriage rights, to ensuring LGBTQ people remain free from discrimination in public accommodations, to working on various leadership development projects, events, and conferences, Daniel possesses a breadth of personal and professional experience.
As a biracial person of color, and as a cisgender gay man who lives with a physical disability, Daniel’s life, attitudes, and work are forged at the intersection of identity and perseverance. In his free time, you can find Daniel relaxing on the couch, or enjoying a new book, movie, or sassy internet meme. He also loves ice cream and spending time with loved ones.