Joey Hernández is the Community Engagement & Policy Advocate working primarily on the LGBTQ Student Rights Project, which focuses on stopping the unlawful bullying and harassment in California schools and to create school communities that promote safety and respect for all students.
He regularly works with schools and school districts to provide resources and guidance on how to handle instances of bullying and how to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students. Joey has also educated over 10,000 community members during his tenure at the ACLU/SC, empowering the community through education about their rights.
Aside from LGBT Equality and Education Equity, Joey also works on Economic Justice, Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration Reform. Before joining ACLU of Southern California, Joey worked at several LGBTQ non-profits, including the Gay Straight Alliance Network, Point Foundation, UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Orange County Equality Coalition.
Joey graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology and LGBT Studies.