Gabriel Vidal (pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirs) originally comes from the East San Fernando Valley. From a young age, Gabriel has been inspired by their parent’s journey as political refugees from El Salvador. His parents desire to fight for peace and their introduction of Nichiren Buddhism laid a foundation of humanism and social justice in Gabriel’s life. Through his own personal struggles in high school being suspended due to organizing for LGBTQ, immigrant and student rights, Gabriel developed a passion for youth organizing. As a trans person of color, Gabriel remains committed to bridging equity, gender and racial justice in Los Angeles. For the last ten years, they have been a member of numerous community based organizing efforts throughout Los Angeles County, including initiatives through Gender Justice LA, the Labor/Community Strategy Center, and the Brown Boi Project. Gabriel joins GSA Network from InnerCity Struggle, where he was the Youth Justice Lead Organizer for the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition and ICS’ educational justice campaigns. Gabriel is also a record collector and local DJ, and loves uniting people through music.
Lead Organizer, Southern California