Luis Gutierrez-Mock, MA, received his M.A. in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2005, completed a second M.A. in Ethnic Studies in 2010, and is currently pursuing an M.P.H. at SFSU. Prior to joining the Transitions Project in 2008 he worked as the primary case manager at Bay Area Young Positives, the world’s first peer-based HIV/AIDS youth agency. He was the lead investigator and author of the Best Practices for Adapting DEBIs for Transwomen (available for download late summer 2010), co-authored T-SISTA: A Guide for Adapting SISTA for Transwomen (2010), and co-authored the Bay Area Multiracial Youth Health and Wellness Guide (2008) with Dr. Andrew Jolivette. He is published in Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Seal Press, 2006), and has a forthcoming publication in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Burgman (Seal Press, fall 2010).
Luis is a member of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Transgender Advisory Group, he is a council member on Project HEALTH (Harnessing Education, Advocacy & Leadership for Transgender Health), a steering committee member for the San Francisco Trans March, an advisory board member for El/La Programa Para TransLatinas, and a member of the Latin@ Advisory Board at the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. He has been a featured performer in The National Queer Arts Festival, In Sickness and In Health: Untold Stories of Queer Best Friends, Mixed Fruit, Queer Loving, QPOCalypse Now, Trans as F*ck, and many other events throughout the Bay Area. In his free time he enjoys reading celebrity gossip magazines and going on long walks with FancyChuco Florez-Gutierrez-Mock, his well-accessorized Chihuahua.
Last modified: February 1, 2012