Francisco-Luis White

Poet. Storyteller. Advocate.



Francisco-Luis White is an Afro-Latinx poet, storyteller, and advocate residing in District of Columbia. White has presented at OutWrite, Fire & Ink: Witness - a Conference for LGBTQ Writers of African Descent, Carolina Conference on Queer Youth, the United States Conference on AIDS in 2015, and was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Northeast Queer and Trans People of Color Conference. They have been recognized by National Black Justice Coalition as an LGBTQ Emerging Leader to Watch. In 2013, they were endorsed by Jill Stein and the Massachusetts Green Party as a candidate for Boston City Council.

The poet 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 a collection of poetry forthcoming from Brooklyn-based indie publisher Indolent Books, as well as work published or forthcoming with Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Vetch Journal, and Lambda Literary Review. They've been featured in conversation with other gender non-conforming writers for Winter Tangerine.

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