Francisco-Luis White

Writer. Speaker. Consultant.

 

 

Francisco-Luis White is an Afro-Latinx writer, speaker, and consultant residing in the District of Columbia. White has presented at TEDxUMD, OutWrite, Fire & Ink: Witness, the Carolina Conference on Queer Youth, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, and the United States Conference on AIDS. They have been a keynote speaker at the 2017 Northeast Queer and Trans People of Color Conference (Princeton) as well as the 2017 Latinx Convocation keynote at Wesleyan University.  In 2013, they were endorsed by Jill Stein and the Massachusetts Green Party as a candidate for Boston City Council.

As a poet White has been featured at Pete's Big Salmon Poetry Series (Williamsburg, Brooklyn), Busboys & Poets (Washington, D.C.), the You Can't Kill A Poet Reading Series (Philadelphia), among other events and venues. They have work published with Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Vetch Journal,  and Lambda Literary Review. White was featured in conversation with other gender non-conforming writers for Winter Tangerine.

A fierce HIV and trans health equity advocate, White contributes to TheBody.com and HIV Equal.