Demetrio Gomez Avila was born in 1970 in Tijuana (Mexico) and is of mixed ethnicity. Demetrio works in training and education as a Roma rights activist and trainer specialising in intersectionality, minorities and identity. He has actively participated in the defence of human rights since he was a teenager, particularly in relation to the minorities to which he belongs, contributing to an inclusive, decolonised and intersectional discourse. His work focuses on the international level. He has worked on numerous occasions as an expert and trainer for the Council of Europe, the European Commission and different international organisations and institutions linked to racialised activism, the fight against xenophobia, racism, anti-fascism and intersectionality. He is currently a member of the European LGBTIQA+ Roma Platform and president of ‘Ververipen, Rroms for Diversity’. Demetrio is the founder of the blog Baxtalo.