Marcus Navarro was born and still lives in the Central Valley of California. His first exposure to GSA Network and the LGBTQ community was as a member of his high school club his freshman year. Since then his involvement and dedication to the organization have grown every year. He spent all of high school as a youth leader and activist, traveling across the Central Valley to connect and educate other youth on issues being faced by the community. In 2015 he became a staff member with GSA Network and is helping to sharpen the leadership skills of the next generation of youth leaders in the central valley. Marc’s passion for helping the LGBTQ community stems from his own queer identity along with his desire to make safer communities for others and that relate to the struggles present for all minority individuals.