Damián Lima and his husband have made Rhode Island a place where they could build a home and raise a family together. Damián is a proudly queer and transgender immigrant, who has known housing and food instability firsthand and uses his experiences to inform his advocacy. He believes in showing kindness to people who are struggling and bringing communities together to address the failures of their government. His work in healthcare, LGBTQIA youth advocacy, and immigration advocacy have shown his responsiveness to the leadership of the communities he serves and his dedication to championing the disenfranchised. First in his family to graduate from college, he recently finished a Master’s degree in health equity.
Most importantly, Damián understands that the issues people face are not exclusive to the groups they belong to. Damián shows true compassion for his neighbors in Rhode Island, and we are proud to be supporting him.