Miguel Naranjo Cortez is a gay Mexican leader in Orlando who works on centering and empowering the LGBTQ Latinx community in Florida. Miguel is one of the founding leader of QLatinx, a grassroots racial, social, and gender justice organization that emerged in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy and focuses on advancing the rights of the LGBTQ Latinx community. He grew up in a rural and predominantly immigrant community right outside of Clermont, Florida and brings this important perspective into his work.
Miguel attended the University of Central Florida, Class of 2010, with a degree in Public Affairs and currently works at Valencia College as an Academic Advisor. Miguel believes in centering and empowering members of his community so they can sit on decision-making tables and ultimately become role-models for the rest of the community.