NATASHA JIMéNEZ MATA
San José, Costa Rica
Based in San José, Costa Rica, Natasha is the Director of Mulabi / Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos. She has been a transgender/intersex activist for more than 25 years, and is an expert in web and graphic design.
Natasha began her advocacy work in the area of information and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, namely in prevention campaigns for transgender and non-transgender sex workers. She's been published in various publications including What's the Point of Revolution if We Can't Dance? and Interdicciones.
Natasha identifies as a feminist and has contributed to several initiatives promoting the rights of women and fighting for the human rights of gays and lesbians with organizations such as Asociación Costarricense de Lucha contra el Sida, Instituto Latinoamericano de Prevención y Educación en Salud, Asociación Triangulo Rosa, and Centro de Investigación para América Central.
Natasha's international work extends to acting as Intersex Secretariat for the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, speaking at the United Nations denouncing violations of human rights of transgender and intersex people in Latin America and other regions, and holding consultative status with the Organization of American States through Mulabi.