Maria Roman

Maria Roman has been a leader in social services for the Latina transgender community in Los Angeles for over 15 years. She has worked with many community organizations including as a board member of the Los Angeles and West Hollywood Task Force, Transgender Advisory Committee, Alianza and the Los Angeles and West Hollywood Police Department Sensitivity Training Program. Among her many advocacy roles, Maria was a Presenter at the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the LLEGO National Latino Conference. In 2008, she joined 30 of her Latina Transgender family in Washington DC to lobby for ENDA, the LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act. In addition to her life as an activist, Maria is an accomplished actor and performer. She has appeared in several independent films and on numerous TV shows including the Tyra Banks Show, Cristina, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Maria Roman has also being Miss Quest 2006, Miss Gay Pride 2010, Queen of the Universe 2012 After appearing in the World's Most Beautiful Transsexual pageant in Las Vegas, she became one of the featured stars in the hit Showtime documentary ‘Trantasia’ which also aired on LOGO. Maria currently stars in her own ground-breaking reality show on OUTtv called ‘Wild Things.’ Today Maria is an HIV Commissioner for the Los Angeles County and a Board member of the West Hollywood Advisory Board. She currently works with at Risk Transgender women as a Counselor at APAIT Health Center in Los Angeles.