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By Janet Arelis Quezada | October 2, 2014

During Hispanic Heritage month we are posting items related to notable Latina/o LGBT people and came across the following on the new Executive Director at Immigration Equality.

Immigration Equality announced that Caroline Dessert, a queer Latina who grew up a border town in California, will head the LGBT immigrant rights organization in New York. Dessert has had experience with both advocacy campaigns, like the “No on Prop 8” campaign and litigation. Most notably, she was one of the leaders of a team that prosecuted a for-profit school chain, Corinthians that targeted low-income communities with false information. Dessert previously worked at the California Attorney General’s Office, where she was a Deputy Attorney General in the Public Rights Division.

Read the full article at GLAAD.