Damien Alan Lopez
Damien Alan Lopez was born and raised in Newark, N.J. A published queer author, he is a proud transgender man with hopes to shift the conversation of trans identities represented in children’s books and other mediums. His story has been recognized by President Joe Biden, First Lady Tammy Murphy of New Jersey, the 2021 dotCOMM Platinum Awards, El Vocero de Puerto Rico and ThemsHealth’s 2021 children’s book recommendation list.
Lopez is a transgender advocate and keynotes health and education seminars that assist with trans inclusion and the experience of being trans. He recently was recognized on Insider NJ’s Insider OUT 100: LGBTQ Power List. He is passionate about transgender issues, education and culinary arts.