Speaker Profile

Ernesto Dominguez

Youth Technology Specialist
Cascade AIDS Project

Ernesto Dominguez • 24 Dominguez works as the youth technology specialist for the Cascade AIDS Project and drew on that experience, using social media to bring comprehensive sex education to Oregon Youth. In Appreciation for Dominguez’s efforts spread beyond Portland—in March the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force presented Dominguez with its Paul A. Anderson Youth Leadership Award. His thank-you speech, in which he talked about being both a gay man and an undocumented immigrant, was widely shared among activists. In May 2012 Dominguez was also recognized as one of Advocate magazine's "Top 40 Under 40"