The National Women’s Hall of Fame Forum + FLX Pride Present: Inspiring All!  


Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 7-8pm EST
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 
Register for the virtual program here: 


Event Description

Join the National Women’s Hall of Fame and FLX Pride in a virtual conversation with local LGBTQ Activist, Wanda Martinex-Johncox! Wanda, NWHF, and FLX Pride staff members will engage in a captivating conversation about Wanda’s triumphs and tribulations, how she brings an LGBTQ perspective to the Canandaigua Veteran Affairs (VA), and advice for how to be a supportive ally. Audience members will be able to ask questions throughout the conversation and can submit questions ahead of time by emailing

To submit questions for the conversation ahead of time, email NWHF Programs Manager, Natalie Rudd at, with the subject line, “Inspiring All! Questions.” 


About the NWHF Forum

The Forum is a dynamic virtual platform where the NWHF hosts online programs, making the NWHF available to all audience members, connecting us globally. Every Forum will feature Inductees, NWHF Partners, and/or topics important to the NWHF; continuing to support our mission of, “Showcasing great women…Inspiring all!”


Wanda Martinez-Johncox Full Bio

Wanda is an activist born and raised in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. Wanda was employed at the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center for almost 11 years, she was their first LGBT Veterans Care Coordinator for the Canandaigua, Bath and Rochester (VA) and the LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager. During her time at the VA, Wanda has received the following awards: Nurse of the Year 2010, Caregiver of the Year 2010, the Phenomenal Woman Award 2012 and the 2015 I CARE award for advocate for LGBT Veterans. Wanda was also one of the recipients of the Empire State Pride Agenda’s 2015 Community Champions award. She was a member of the Out Alliance's Education Team from 2008-2019, and the LGBT presence in the Rochester, NY Puerto Rican Parade for four years. Wanda was the ROC Pride Grand Marshall in 2017. Nominated for Athena Award 2018 in Canandaigua, NY. Wanda is also a volunteer at the Susan B Anthony House and Museum and is currently a board member of the LGBTQ+ Health Initiative, and The Partnership for Ontario County. Wanda is the President and CEO of the Relief Corporation, helping people during and after disaster relief. Wanda was raised Catholic and continues the Catholicism faith. She lives in Canandaigua, NY with her daughter, her son, her wife, and their dog, Toy. 

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