Meet the GetEQUAL Team
Gaby Garcia-Vera has been a part of the GetEQUAL family since 2012 and brings a wealth of experience fighting for immigrant rights, reproductive justice and Queer & Trans liberation across the state of Florida and around the country. In 2016 he cofounded the Coqui Language Collective a Florida based collective working to create language justice in Florida through interpretation and translation services. Before joining the staff of GetEQUAL Gaby served as the Field and Advocacy Manager at the Florida Latina Advocacy Network an extension of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health where he oversaw organizing LatinX communities around Reproductive Justice. Formerly he’s served as Programs and Development Coordinator at Pridelines, and served on the Trevor Project’s National Youth Advisory Council in 2013 to combat stigma surrounding mental health and suicide prevention amongst LGBTQ youth.
Digital Campaign Manager
Born and raised in Tennessee, Jordan Scruggs is a communicator and activist that specializes in reproductive justice and progressing LGBTQ rights.
The passion of their community activism comes from being raised by a plethora of Black women and men who stressed the importance of change through community actions. Through this passion Jordan has been an activist for progressing LGBTQ rights in Tennessee by advocating for anti-bullying rights for LGBTQ youth in schools, LGBTQ family support, and mental health advocacy to state politicians. Their hard work resulted in being given MTV’s Logo Youth Trailblazer Award and their work being highlighted at the OFA Fall Summit 2015.
Today, Jordan focuses on the necessity of action for comprehensive reproductive education and racial justice in Tennessee. This passion comes from past work and leadership involving SPARK Reproductive Justice and The Trevor Project. As well as their current work with Healthy and Free Tennessee as a Steering Committee member and Forward Together as a member of Echoing Ida.