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Who Are We


We must use our voice to advocate for those who cannot use theirs. 

Our Mission

Gender Advancement Project (GAP) is a Trans-led grassroots movement dedicated to the progression and inclusion of Transgender/GNB individuals in all facets of society.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Bridging the GAP between the Transgender/GNB community and society.



Ashley Figueroa - She/her/hers

Founder, Executive Director

Ashley Figueroa is a leader in social services and a proud Trans Latina American Woman. She works with several local and national community based organizations to make a positive impact in today's society. Some of the boards she currently serves on are, TransAction Florida Advisory Council (member), Contigo Community Board (Member), and the National Network Latin Plus (Member).


Among her chosen advocacy roles, Ashley is the Founder, Executive Director of the Gender Advancement Project (GAP), which focuses on the progression and inclusion of Transgender/GNB individuals in society. She is also a member of the Orlando Trans Collective and the Latinx Group, Del Ambiente.


In 2019, Ashley was honored with the Voice of Equality award by Equality Florida. In the same year, she was also recognized as one of Watermark's Most Remarkable People of 2019 for her advocacy and leadership with the transgender community of Orlando. Ashley's work has also earned her national recognition - in 2020, she was chosen as one of the honorees of the 41 List as a Latinx LGBTQ+ role model.


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