Family Equality is thrilled to welcome Alexis to our Communications Department!
Digital Communications Associate
Alexis Corona (he/him) joined the Family Equality Team in August 2023 as the Digital Communications Associate. Alexis graduated from the University of California, Merced where he obtained a degree in Business and Management, Economics, and another in Sociology. He tends to focus on gender, racial, social, and economic issues because of his personal experience as a queer person of color, hoping to create a more accepting and progressive world. He contributed work to the Counseling and Psychological Services organization, where he launched several campaigns that connected members with its services, raised visibility, and amplified voices for the Latinx, Black, AAPI, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Very thankful that his parents raised him with good morals and always accepting of things, he is constantly motivated to spread positivity and change for the greater good. He likes to educate family, friends, and loved ones about important topics to make sure everyone is aware of politics and how to support one another when change is needed. Alexis is very excited to join a bigger platform and contribute to work that will be part of history.
Outside of work, Alexis can be found creating TikToks and engaging in creative hobbies. He loves listening and dancing to disco music. He has a huge love and passion for the 70s including fashion, music, and movements! He tends to draw most of his inspiration from the 70s.
Top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or TV shows?
I really enjoy reading queer stories because they weren’t common while I was growing up. My favorite books are Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy creative hobbies like calligraphy, bullet journaling, and coloring. I have always been a creative person so I have a huge collection of pens, markers, and highlighters. I can never have enough so I am constantly buying new stationery products. I also love listening and dancing to music, specifically disco! I love disco and the 70s so I’m always jamming to disco, watching movies, looking at fashion, and buying clothes.
What drives you to do this work?
Family Equality’s work is very inspirational to me. It amazes and leaves me in awe how much effort this organization puts into to make sure we are constantly progressing to a safer and more acceptable society. Life hasn’t been easy but Family Equality creates a sense of community that is made to celebrate our love. I can’t wait to contribute to this work and be a part of history.
What does family equality mean to you?
Family equality means hope, liberty and freedom. It’s the freedom that all LGBTQ+ individuals and families should have had in the past, have in the present, and will have in the future. It is the hope of having a family and still having the same rights as any other family despite being told otherwise. It is the liberty to raise children and finally be able to have a family where everyone loves and supports each other.
“Be who you are not who the world wants you to be.”