Brian Romero is an activist, political
leader, and educator who is the
chief of staff to Assemblymember
Jessica González-Rojas of Queens.
As the assemblymember’s chief advisor
on legislative and political affairs, Brian
has supported her work in advancing
legislation for LGBTQ rights in the chamber,
including legislation for which she has
been the prime sponsor.
He previously worked as the policy and
census manager at GMHC, where he
advocated for healthcare, immigration,
criminal justice reform, and harm
reduction policy at the city, state, and
national level with a focus on HIV/AIDS
LGBTQ and Social Justice Activist
policy. During Brian’s tenure at GMHC,
he successfully advocated for the
passage of legislation to provide free
PrEP to survivors of sexual assault, as well
as the Restoration of Honor Act and the
repeal of the so-called “walking while
trans” ban. He led the organization’s
efforts in ensuring that communities of
color and LGBTQ communities were
counted in the 2020 Census.
Last year, Brian was also president
of the Stonewall Democratic Club of
New York City. Under his leadership, the
club mobilized hundreds of members to
phone bank and get out the vote for Joe
Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020.
He is passionate about building political
power among LGBTQ communities
of color and currently serves on the
advisory council of Equality New York
and the board of directors for the
Latino Leadership Institute. In his local
community, Brian is a member of Queens
Community Board 1.
Brian is a three-time CUNY graduate
and obtained his Master of Social Work
(MSW) degree from Silberman School of
Social Work at Hunter College, where he
has taught as adjunct faculty. He resides
in Ravenswood, Queens.
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