Laith Ashley De La Cruz
26 year old Laith Ashley was born in Harlem, New York to Dominican parents. He graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in psychology, and is currently working as an Insurance Navigator at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (CL), where he helps homeless youth (mostly LGBT) apply for health coverage. Working for this organization gave Laith the support and courage he needed to begin his medical transition.
Laith was one of 17 transgender models chosen to be in the Barneys campaign, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, and Daughters, in February 2014.
Laith is hoping to create awareness, visibility and understanding for transgender people, as well as sharing his story and talents to the world.