Sebastian Rey

Jefferson Parish Council, District 2

Sebastian will be the first openly trans person elected in Louisiana

Biography

Sebastian Rey is a born and raised New Orleanian trans-man, and a decades-long advocate for LGBTQ rights. Sebastian began his journey in LGBTQ activism as a teenager serving as Youth Leader for the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, and Co-Chair of the New Orleans Chapter of GLSEN supporting LGBTQ K-12 teachers and students. He is the Owner / Lead Developer of Let’s Hatch Media, a web design boutique that focuses on small businesses and non-profits. He previously served as the President of the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, is a proud member of IATSE 478 film crew union, and officer for the Suburban Terrace Civic Association, Jefferson Parish’s largest civic association.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Sebastian will be the only openly LGBTQ elected official in Louisiana.
  • He will be the first openly trans person elected in Louisiana.

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