Brooklyn born with an Afro-Caribbean background, Nala Toussaint works to advance the social and economic well-being of African Descendants, with an urgent focus on queer, same-gender loving people, transgender, and non-binary people, and ultimately the entire community. She has done extensive work as an outreach liaison, conducting safe sex intervention activities for youths, and coordinating educational and job development services at renowned LGBT public service organizations.
Nala Toussaint currently is the TGNB Health Advocacy Coordinator at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. She engages and mobilizes transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) patients and their allies - as well as external community members - to advocate for policies that will expand access to gender-affirming health care and services.
In addition, she is the founder of the Reuniting of African Descendants (R.O.A.D). R.O.A.D shapes the equitable, personal and collective development, and achievement of African descendants. Each year, R.O.A.D seeks to mobilize at least 10 individuals to work collaboratively to transform queer and trans communities in Africa through cultural exchange. R.O.A.D approaches this cultural exchange and community building work by cultivating a cross-continental and inter-generational travel experience that focuses on healing, apothecary teaching, and entrepreneurship opportunities.