is a high school English teacher currently living in New Hampshire. His debut novel, Revolutionary, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014; it
tells the story of Alex's ancestor, Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a
man and fought in the Revolutionary War.
Alex has been an advocate and educator on transgender identity since he
came out in 1995.
GUY is Australia’s
first transgender television host. His work raises awareness about
self-healing, domestic violence, depression and gender identity. Andrew
was producer and assistant director of the documentary It’s Not About The Sex
and his Zipper Portrait was the poster art for the
GLBTI Midsumma Arts Festival Round the
Bend exhibit in 2012. Andrew won awards for youth and community advocacy work including the 2007 and 2008 Young Australian Export Award
for Excellence and an Australian
Most Outstanding Contribution to Exports Award. You can learn more about Andrew at www.andrewiguy.com.
BASIL SOPER is a
transgender writer, activist, and Southerner who wears his heart on his sleeve.
He wants to write a memoir and continue utilizing intersectional practices
while operating in the social justice field. He can be reached at www.ncqueer.com.
BENJI YOUNG is the pen
name of a trans man who lives in North
Carolina with his two dogs, a rabbit, a hamster, and
a cat. He studies Psychology and Sociology at a local community college. In his
spare time he writes essays and nonfiction that generally focus on gender and
body image issues.
CAMERON THOMAS WHITLEY is
the co-editor of Trans-Kin: A Guide for
Family and Friends of Transgender People, which won a 2013 International
Book Award. Cameron has long been dedicated to trans activism and scholarship,
from his early days working to assist university health centers and campus
organizations in the creation of trans-inclusive programming to his work on
HIV/AIDS prevention and education in the Caribbean.
His work has been featured in numerous anthologies and journals such as Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom
in Retrospect, Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love &
Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary, Visible: A Femmethology, and
Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding
Brotherhood, Family & Themselves.
is a transgender author who was recently published in the 2014 anthology, Manning Up: Transexual Men on Finding
Brotherhood, Family & Themselves. Chad has also served as a
contributing writer for the magazine Blade
California and has been featured on www.transgenderdaily.com. He received
his B.A. from Queens University in Charlotte,
North Carolina and currently resides in Southern California. In his free time, Chad volunteers
as a speaker for PFLAG and is a proud husband and father.
DADE BARLOW is a 33 year old transman from Oregon who co-owns an
electrical engineering and contracting company. Dade enjoys sharing life with
his wife and daughter. He is also an advocate for the transgender community.
is a co-founder of the Intersexioni
and Anguane collectives and in 2008
was a co-founder of the first livestock shelters in Italy. Egon is also the creator of
the Liberazione Generale (General Liberation) project, a series of day studies
on political practice (Florence 2013 and Verona 2014) on the correlations
between animal liberation, homo/transphobia, sexism, and intersex rights. He authored
of Mi chiamo Egon. Diario di un uomo
transessuale (My name is Egon. Diary of a transsexual man), which debuted
in Pisa in
is a Bay Area based professional filmmaker, writer, photographer, and educator.
He holds his MFA in Cinema from San
Francisco State University. Ewan was born and raised in Fresno,
CA and currently lives in Oakland, CA.
His previous short films, Change Over
Time and Spiral Transition have
screened in over 140 film festivals worldwide! He is currently working on his
first feature documentary. Ewan's writings have been published in LILIPOH, Original Plumbing Magazine, IndieWire,
Huffington Post and more. www.ewanduarteproductions.com
graduated with his B.A. in Psychology at 19 with a 4.0, the member of four
honor societies and the recipient of multiple awards for academic excellence.
Despite pouring all of his energy into these efforts, he couldn't distract
himself from transition forever and is now much more aware of vitality and much
better off than the role model student ever was. He'd like to go back to school
one day, but is currently enjoying living like a starving artist minus the art.
is a Contributing Writer for Everyday
Feminism. He works as a transcriber for super-duper secret projects, tends
to keep to himself and is currently pitching a novel that scares agents. He
uses his experiences to reach out to others, usually by way of not keeping his
mouth shut. When he’s not busy making cisgender people uncomfortable with his
trans gender agenda, he likes to play vintage video games and eat candy. You
can praise him on Twitter @JamesStJamesVI.
a writer and publisher living in Michigan.
He is the co-founder of Homofactus Press at
and the author of a lively series on writing at www.jaysennett.com.
writes poetry and short stories while teaching ESL to adults. You can currently find Jules’ poetry featured
in the latest issue of soul-lit magazine. Jules resides just outside of Boston with his trusty
feline sidekick "Cub Scout."
SILVEIRA is best known for being the front-man of Canadian band The Cliks. He is
also the first out transgender man to have been signed to a major label record
deal. He’s had 4 record releases with The Cliks since 2006 (Warner Music/Tommy
Boy/Universal) and 3 solo record releases (Independent). Lucas has toured
extensively alongside acts such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cult, The New York Dolls,
Debbie Harry and Tegan and Sara to name a few as well as having appeared on
National Television shows such as Late Late Night with Craig Ferguson and Jimmy
Kimmel. Lucas is a multimedia artist who does visual art, writes, acts and is a
part time online web host for Xtra! TV. He also does public speaking at Colleges and
Universities all over Canada
and the U.S.
He has written think pieces for Now
Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, sold many of his art pieces to
his dedicated fanbase, and has appeared in the TIFF Award Winning film Hope (Pedro Pires) and Candy (Cassandra Cronenberg). He is
currently writing music for his next solo effort to be released in late 2016.
HIMSCHOOT is a father of two, and a writer whose essays and poems have appeared
in religious and queer publications. He lives in Cleveland where he holds a position with the
denominational staff of the United Church of Christ.
is the first openly transgender pastor ordained in the Lutheran church. The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer the pastor of Grace Lutheran
Church and the Executive Director of
Welcome - a
communal response to poverty in San
received an honorable mention as an Unsung Hero of Compassion with His Holiness
the Dalai Lama, was presented a Medal of Tolerance by the King of Tallo in Indonesia for the illustrated documentary
Zanderology (about the life of Zander Keig), received an Honorary Doctorate
from Palo Alto University and won Out History’s Since
Stonewall Local History Competition. A
contributing blogger for Living Lutheran,
published in Briarpatch Magazine and Transgender Studies Quarterly, Pastor
Rohrer has written and edited more than twenty books, including Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom
in Retrospect which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in
is the author of the memoir, Nina Here
Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender, winner of a Stonewall Honor Book
Award. His writing has also earned several travel-writing awards and has been
published in multiple travel guides. Nick leads writing seminars, shares his
yoga practice with others, and speaks about trans issues at colleges around the
PAZ is a visual fine
artist in the LA. He works in many mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media
and sculpture. His work is figurative, surreal, expressionistic, edgy emotional
and often controversial. You can see Paz’s art work at PAZ-ART.COM
VANDERBURGH is a retired
therapist, living in Portland,
Oregon. The author of Transition and Beyond: Observations on
Gender Identity and Journeys of
Transformation: Stories from Across the Acronym, Reid has authored several
journal articles and book chapters, in addition to publishing numerous articles
JAMES is a Survey Project Manager for the National Center
for Transgender Equality. After a career
as a forensic toxicologist, Sandy
became a civil rights advocate with a focus on laws and policies that affect
transgender people. Sandy
previously worked extensively with the National Transgender Discrimination
Survey as the Urvashi Vaid Research Fellow at the National LGBTQ Task Force. Sandy received a J.D. and an M.A. in American Government
from Georgetown University
and is pursuing his Ph.D. at Georgetown
co-editor of Letters for My Brothers:
Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect and Manning
Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves, featured
in the film Zanderology and serves on
the Transgender American Veterans Association board of directors. www.zanderkeig.net