Antonio’s relationship with The Center began in January 2014 when he first attended the Center’s 20Somethings social group, after which he would become a regular. Since then, he has worked for a non-profit and not-for-profit organization at which he executed a variety of social, administrative, and outreach tasks as an advocate for change within society, specifically communities experiencing higher rates of collective hardship. Antonio is a brother of the progressive fraternity known as Delta Lambda Phi, an organization whose mission is to fortify the state of the LGBTQ community by providing exceptional service, embracing diversity, and advocating for the social promotion of all LGBTQ-identified individuals. His advocacy centers on highlighting – with the hope of eliminating – the divisive, social facets that have rendered a perpetual state of intersectional inequality and adversity for multiple groups of people including but nowhere near limited to queer and trans persons, non-binary persons, women, and people of color. Antonio has also interned with the film showcase and festival, Outfest Los Angeles, the leading organization whose infallible mission is to promote equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen. Antonio provides supportive services to the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population through case management, group facilitation, and cultural arts and events programming. His personal activities include writing, acting, directing, singing, dancing, laughing, creating, and learning.