Staff Bio: Fausto Cardenas

Fausto Cardenas (pronouns they/them/theirs) is the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Queering Democracy Community Organizer, working to coordinate the Task Force’s outreach programs to Queer The Census, Get Out The Vote in registering and empowering returning citizens, ensuring successful election cycles, and fighting for LGBTQ people of color across the board.

Fausto brings extensive leadership abilities to the role as they have been a well-known activist within their time as Equality Florida’s Field Organizer; working to coordinate Equality Florida’s outreach programs, Pride Parades, and mobilize Equality Florida members and engage voters in pivotal electoral campaigns and legislative priorities. Fausto also possesses a strong political background as they have interned with the Trevor Project in Washington D.C. in government affairs. They have assisted the organization in monitoring and advocating for federal legislation that impacts LGBTQ+ youth and mental health disparities within the community. Additionally, Fausto has worked on various statewide campaigns, such as gubernatorial races and house races, as well as federal elections.

Fausto graduated from the University of Central Florida with two bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology, minors in Women & Gender Studies and Psychology in addition to an undergraduate certificate in Non-Profit Management.