Emilia Decaudin
Political and Design Consultant, Self Employed
Emilia Decaudin is a 21-year-old transgender rights activist and Democratic District Leader in Queens. She first entered the world of politics at 16, when she volunteered on Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President. Since then, she has been involved in numerous campaigns for Federal, State, and local office. In October of 2019, she spearheaded a successful effort to amend the rules of the New York State Democratic Committee to remove unnecessary references to the gender binary and to accommodate the election of gender non-binary members. She is continuing her efforts to foster inclusion of transgender and non-binary New Yorkers through her project Binary-Free NYC. Just this past June, Emilia was elected as one of two of the first openly transgender Democratic District Leaders in New York City, representing the 37th Assembly District, Part A, in Queens. In her professional life, she is a freelance political and design consultant. Emilia was born and raised in Westchester County, New York, in a family of French immigrants. She currently resides in Sunnyside, Queens.