NIKO CARIÑO TIARE
Niko Cariño Tiare (pronouns: they and she) is a queer, transgender, Filipina/Boricua based in so-called New Mexico. They have been facilitating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workshops since 2011 and has shared knowledge with and empowered thousands of people to be active agents of change within themselves and their communities. Since 2013, she has worked in 4 LGBT Centers primarily focusing on identity development, empowerment, and crisis counseling, especially in Black and Indigenous young people of color ages 18-24. They believe that community care can transform lives. Whether you are accessing services for mental health or LGBT+ consultations, you will be receiving services from a trauma-informed, intersectional lens using a framework of challenge and support to walk with you on your journey to being an advocate to the LGBT+ community, or to yourself!