Jeffery Battaya was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and lives in Vancleave, Mississippi. Jeffery graduated from Vancleave High School in 2016. He has been a bartender at Just Us Lounge in Biloxi since 2018. It is a job he loves to do, and he treasures the friendships he has made working there.
Jeffery joined Gulf Coast Equality Council as a board member in June of 2019 and serves on the Fundraising Committee. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community, Jeffery has learned that we are all one big family. His goal is to spread happiness and joy to everyone he meets. He loves to make people laugh and to put a smile on their face. Jeffery wants everyone to remember, “you never know what someone may be going through in their life, and kindness goes a long way.”
Jeffery believes everyone deserves be happy. This is a goal that can be completed by coming together and supporting each other. He hopes his work with Gulf Coast Equality Council will help to make the world a better place.