Deja Lynn Alvarez Announces Historic Campaign

May 16, 2021


A historic election is brewing in one of Philadelphia’s most iconic, and queer, districts. Deja Lynn Alvarez, an activist and Co-Founder of Home For Hope, launched her campaign earlier this month and announced her run for State Representative for the 182nd district, which includes the iconic Philly Gayborhood. If elected, she would become the first out trans person elected to state office in Pennsylvania.

“I bring all of me into the state legislature,” Alvarez said. “I want to send this message to everybody who has ever felt that because of their life circumstance, because of where they come from … [that] they couldn’t do whatever it is that they wanted to do.”