Felicia "Flames" Elizondo is a legendary trans activist who helped kick-start the modern LGBT rights movement at the Compton's Cafeteria Riot in 1966, 3 years before the more well-known Stonewall Riots.
A loud and proud trans woman of color and Latina, Felicia has worked tirelessly on behalf of the LGBT community, helping to raise awareness and funds for trans rights, gay rights, HIV/AIDS research, and LGBT seniors. She has been part of or allied with a wide range of organizations including the Names Project, Open House, Trans March, the Shanti Project and Project Open Hand. In recognition for her work, she has been honored with a long string of awards including the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award and being named 2015 SF Pride Grand Marshal.
Felicia is available for speaking engagements, lectures, walking tours and interviews. For more information on booking her, please check out the booking page or contact us.
Felicia has spoken at the Trans March many times and, every single time, she electrifies the crowd with her incredible history and inspiring words. I HIGHLY recommend booking her--you won't be sorry.