Abrahán Monzón is a first-generation, bi-national, queer, fat, non-binary, femme community leader based with roots El Centro, CA and Mexicali, BC. Abrahán grew up en la frontrera in a working class family before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. Abrahán graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Feminist Studies and recognition for their contributions to the queer and trans communities at UCSB.
Abrahán then attended California State University, Fullerton where they received an M.S. in Higher Education. While attending school in Fullerton, Abrahán became a staff facilitator for T*Camp, a retreat for trans, genderqueer, and gender questioning college students, a co-lead for the Maywood Education Fair, an initiative to increase college-going rates in Southeast Los Angeles, and volunteered with the non-profit Gender Justice LA.
Abrahán is currently a resident of North County and the Associate Director and department lead for the Gender Equity Center at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Abrahán organizes the annual CSUSM contingent in the San Diego Pride parade, and this year they will serve as President of the LGBTQ Faculty Staff Association.
Abrahán is a graduate of The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Young Professional’s Council Academy, and have been on YPC’s Executive Committee for the past two years. Abrahán has also served as an educator, facilitator, and storyteller in the community and the classroom. They have moderated sessions around identity, cultural competence, and lived experiences at the regional and national level. This year they also served on a panel at Orgullo Sin Frontreras in Tijuana.
Abrahán is a product of their familia, chosen and kin, and the many co-conspirators who taught them the value of service, justice, and radically loving and learning with each other.
About San Diego Pride
San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.