Bamby Salcedo is the founder of TransLatina Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latinas in the U.S. She is the force behind the Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness, a multipurpose, multiservice space for transgender people in Los Angeles. Bamby’s wide-ranging activist work has brought voice and visibility to not only the trans community, but also to the multiple overlapping communities and issues that her life has been touched by including migration, HIV, youth, incarceration, and the LGBT and Latina communities. She holds a master’s degree in Latina Studies from California State University, Los Angeles.
Bamby has been invited to speak at the White House several times. In 2016 at the United State of Women Summit, she shared the stage with Vice President Biden. In 2015, she spoke at the Transgender Women of Color and Violence and LGBTQ People of Color Summit. She’s also been a featured speaker at numerous conferences, including the National HIV Prevention Conference and the United States Conference on AIDS. She has participated as facilitator with the Pan American Health Organization, helping develop the blueprint on providing competent healthcare services for transgender people and supporting the human rights of LGBT people in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bamby was the subject of the 2013 documentary TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story, and her work has been featured in a wide range of media outlets including People en Español, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine. She’s graced the OUT 100 list and was featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List, among many other accolades.