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OUT50 Miami-Dade: Camille Lewis - The Supporter

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Camille Lewis loves helping people.

That’s why her job at Empower U Community Center in Miami is such a great fit. Lewis oversees the Translluminati programs for young transgender persons of color, their sexual partners, and friends. The activities are in a safe and welcoming environment.

“I help transgender individuals get on HRT. I help link them with legal services. I help with anything that I can,” Lewis said. “The work that I do is rewarding. I have had the opportunity to touch, hug, cry and help many people. I wouldn’t change anything about it.”

Most recently, Lewis was a speaker at TransCon 2018, a conference held at Barry University. When she's not advocating for others and inspiring them with her story, Lewis stays busy by feeding the homeless and doing what she can to help others in need.

“Camille D. Lewis is a modern-day phoenix that continues to blaze high in her own authenticity,” said her friend Lorenzo Lowe, Director of HIV Prevention at Compass, the LGBT Community Center of the Palm Beaches. “Her personal story and dedication to our community are what's needed to create change and promote advocacy.”

 

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