Mr. Alexander, the founder of Invisible Men, is a Transman who is an advocate exacting change that builds bridges within the LGBTQI community and creates resources and support around transmasculine folks and trans parents. He is a member of Los Angeles County Transgender Advisory Council (TAC), CHIPTS CAB Member, HIV Commissioner and a proud member & Historian of the Brown Boi Project and the Director of Workforce Development at Trans Can Work. He received the title of Mr. Quest 2018, a community advocacy award with APAIT. He was the Assistant Strategy Director for the historic 2019 National Trans Visibility March and has received the Lou Sullivan Award for the work he does centered around transmasculine individuals in the HIV/AIDS arena.
Luckie has a passion for Gender and Social Justice and is very committed to giving back to the community through education, training, and awareness. He also provides healing by creating fun wherever he goes and teaching mixed media art & computer technology. His experience spans 18 years in capacities such as SGA Leadership in Utah, a homeless shelter program manager, Peer Mentor for homeless LGBTQI youth in Las Vegas Nv. and L. A. Ca. He has also done speaking engagements expressing his story of transmasculine experience and facilitated cultural humility training for LA homeless housing facilities. He also holds degrees in Computer Science, Math, and Culinary Arts and is currently working towards a BA in Psychology. Luckie is a dedicated member of the community and a father raising 4 children to be open minded free thinkers and lovers of gummy bears.
After decades of living my life on terms other than my own, of running from my true self, of enduring waves of shame, guilt and denial, I decided enough was enough. I knew I had to stand up and face my truth and embrace my innate uniqueness, my humanness. So I did the only thing I could do–I came out.
Since that time I have dedicated a large part of my life to giving back and paying it forward. I believe the only way meaningful change can occur is if we embody that change and live it fully and proudly each and every day. That is why I do what I do. It is the only way I know how to live my life. That is what it means to . . . Follow Your Heart.
|Kylar W. Broadus is a Black trans man that has been a pioneer in the movement as an attorney, long-time activist, public speaker, author and professor. Broadus is known worldwide for his avant-garde work in the LGBT and Trans movements.
He was just awarded the Trans Trailblazer Award by the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles and issue a Proclamation by the City Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles on March 28, 2019.
In 2018 the Gentlemen’s Foundation of Atlanta, he was awarded the 2018 Gentleman of Excellence Award. Mastercard in 2018 featured Broadus for Pride Month. He was recognized by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office of King’s County in Brooklyn, New York in 2018 for his contributions to the legal field.
In 2017 Liberty Mutual honored him at the GLAAD Awards for his 30 years contribution to the movement. Also, in 2017, he was awarded a Certificate of Legal Excellence by the City of New York, County of Kings, District Attorney’s Office.
The Advocate recognized Broadus as one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” Broadus was honored to stand with President Obama while signing the Executive Order adding protections for millions of workers in 2014. He was named to the Out 100 by Out Magazine in 2013. He is the first out transgender American to testify before the United States Senate in favor of the Employment NonDiscrimination Act in 2012. Broadus was given the Pioneer Award at the Trans faith of Color Conference by the Freedom Center of Social Justice.
In 2011, he was awarded the Sue J. Hyde Activism Award for Longevity in the Movement at Task Force National Conference on LGBT Equality: Conference Creating Change. He has been featured in Esquire, BlackEnterprise.Com and Diversity, Inc. and numerous other publications. He is featured in the Tran List on HBO Demand and Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen in 2008.
He is founder and director of the Trans People of Color Coalition the only national organization dedication to the civil rights of transgender people of color. Broadus is on the board of the National Black Justice Coalition, where for three years he was board chair. He currently serves on the Freedom For All Americans board of directors. Broadus was on the DC Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Task Force Committee.
In 2012, Broadus was one of thirteen transgender delegates and the first Black transgender delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Additionally, he held the honor of being appointed to the Rules Committee at the Convention. Broadus served on the board of directors on the statewide LGBT group for Missouri PROMO. A founding member of the think thank the Transgender Law and Policy Institute which was the first of its’ kind.
He served as a Human Rights Commission and Vice Chair in the City of Columbia, Missouri. He’s served on numerous other task force and commission. He’s had the opportunity to craft legislation and the local, state and federal level and provide testimony on all levels. Some major contributions to the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Ac and the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. He’s consulted on numerous legal cases that have been litigated and has been a part of the litigator’s roundtable for LGBTQ lawyers.
Broadus has enjoyed a prolific career as an activist, writer, lawyer, professor and public speaker. He’s worked as Operations Officer at Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was Director of the Transgender Civil Rights Project and Senior Counsel at the National LGBTQ Task Force. As an attorney, Broadus practiced with a focus on LGBTQ law, particularly transgender rights but has represented all types of clients. This was at a time when other lawyers would not take any of these cases. He received referrals from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Transgender Law Center, Lambda Legal and the ACLU. He was as a full professorship at Lincoln, a historically black college and university in Missouri.
He has served as counsel at the National LGBTQ Task Force and the Human Rights Campaign. He authored in the first of its kind the essay “The Evolution of Employment Discrimination Protections for Transgender People”, published in “Transgender Rights”, the first of its kind by Currah, Juang, Minter 2006. This essay has been used on numerous campuses around the country in Gender, Women’s Studies and Law Schools. He has published other work and is currently writing a book to be released late 2019.
He has served as Division Director in the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities with the American Bar Association and as a Commissioner on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Commission. He’s a member of the National LGBT Bar Association. He has conducted numerous trainings and continuing education programs for the American Bar Association and the National LGBT Bar Association as well as on his own.
He has done trainings for just about every profession. Broadus continues to impact work on the local, state and national level including his work on the Equality Act which Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to introduce in the 116th Congress. He’s also working on the military trans ban implemented by the current administration with partners from GLAD and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
This list encompasses some of Mr. Broadus’ accomplishments. You can find out more information at www.kylarbroadus.com or email us at Kylar.firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to y activism and law practice, teaching at a historically black college and university for almost two decades helped shape the world in yet another way for me with the proud heritage of inspiring so many students just to be themselves, and many to become lawyers and legislators is one of Broadus’ greatest legacy.
Mr. Chen is the Founding Director of the Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic. Alexander’s work focuses on expanding the rights of LGBTQ+ people through impact litigation, policy advocacy, and direct representation at both the national and local levels. He also teaches Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law at the Law School.
Previously, Alexander served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, one of the nation’s leading LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations. At NCLR, Alexander engaged in LGBTQ+ impact litigation and policy advocacy in education, employment, health care, housing, prisons, and juvenile justice and child welfare settings. Alexander was a member of the litigation team in the transgender military cases Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump, as well as the landmark Ninth Circuit transgender prisoner surgery access case Edmo v. Corizon. He also co-drafted AB 2119, a bill that made California the first state to guarantee access to transition-related health care for trans youth in foster care.
Alexander has received numerous awards for his work, including being named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Law and Policy, and one of the 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. He is also a co-founder of the National Trans Bar Association and a co-author of the Trans Youth Handbook.
Alexander received his B.A. from Oxford University, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was the first openly transgender editor of the Harvard Law Review and worked on trans issues at the Department of Justice, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, and the National Center for Transgender Equality. He clerked on the Ninth Circuit for the Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, and in the Southern District of California for the Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel.
|Laurent Ash Corralez
He is a transmasculine anarchoqueer community organizer with arthrogryposis living in the Inland Empire. They have been organizing for 18 years and have been a part of various orgs such as Bienestar, Black Lives Matter IE, Los Angeles Queer Resistance, Revolutionary Autonomous Communities LA, and Queer Youth Advocacy Day.
Corralez is also a zinester who writes about being disabled, punk, and queer. They believe that all forms of oppression are connected and work with other intersectional queers to promote mutual aid and create safer spaces for marginalized individuals. You can read Laurent’s zines and listen to their spoken word on their website.
Ms. Daniels is an Asian Indian non-op trans women of color who is an entrepreneur, musician, photographer, story teller, activist and a filmmaker. She writes and speaks passionately about her struggles and challenges she faced in her family, work and community both in US and India. As a management consultant with top fortune 100 companies, she educates, empowers and advocates for transgender and gender non-binary individuals in the business world. Celia brings an amazing intersectional blend of ethnicity, creativity, culture, religion and corporate experience in her activism. Received the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s equality award for“ Outstanding commitment and service to our community”. She is currently in the Executive Board for Trans Can Work and the VP of Stonewall Democrats of Ventura County, California.
|The Honorable Phyllis Frye,
Ms. Frye was born circa 1946, is a transgender woman born in San Antonio, Texas.
She attended Texas A&M University where she graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While at Texas A&M, she was a member of the University's Corps of Cadets, belonged to the Texas A&M Singing Cadets.
She joined the United States Army and post graduation at Texas A&M, she was stationed in West Germany as a Lieutenant. She disclosed her struggles with her sexual identity to her Army superiors where they sent her back to the United States with an effort to be “cured”. These efforts included drug therapy, hypnosis, and aversion therapy. When these attempts all failed her wife filed for divorce. She was honorably discharged from the Army in 1972 after being forced to resign.
After her discharge from the Army she hit a low point in her life and attempted suicide. She used this event to turn her life around. She began working as a civil engineer, became a born-again Christian, and also met her second wife, Trish.
She held a job at Texas A&M University, but was dismissed after rumors made their way to her department chairman. She and her wife moved to Pennsylvania for a short time and where she found a new job. In 1977 she was rejected from a government job due to her “disruptive influence in her community”.
She transitioned in 1976 around the age of 30, electing some medical procedures and foregoing others. Around this time she also won the right to amend her birth certificate.
She earned an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Houston. During her time at the University, she joined the Christian Legal Society - but eventually got the group suspended for discrimination because they were secretly meeting to avoid letting her be involved. While at law school she underwent feminizing hormone therapy and electrolysis leaving her going through substantial physical changes.
After graduation, she could not find a firm that would hire her, so she sold Amway cleaning products and worked sporadically as an engineering consultant. She took an interest in criminal defense and became a recognizable fixture in the Harris County Courthouse.
She politically aligns as a Democrat and was active with the state Democrats, the League of Women Voters, and the local gay and lesbian caucus - where she developed a working relationship with Annise Parker. Parker and Frye had been friends for three decades, having met on a lesbian softball league and Frye became the first transgender woman in Houston's lesbian softball league.
She became the country’s first openly transgender judge - after being discriminated against heavily in both a private and public sphere ranging from people vandalizing her house to refusing her jobs.
|Dr. Jamison Green
Dr. Green is an internationally-respected author, educator, and advocate for transgender health, civil rights, and social safety. He holds B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in English/Creative Writing from the University of Oregon (1970, 1972), and a Ph.D. in Law specializing in transgender and transsexual issues from Manchester Metropolitan University, England (2011).
He is the author of the prize-winning classic text Becoming a Visible Man (2004 & 2020), has contributed to several academic anthologies, and is a co-author of the WPATH Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.
His work on non-discrimination laws and removal of insurance exclusions has earned him numerous awards for advocacy and inspirational leadership and has influenced governments around the world. He has worked as a writer in R&D and marketing for medical devices, and he managed technical publications departments at North Star Computers, Paperback Software International (where he also served as VP of Operations), Sun Microsystems, and Visa, Inc.
He was elected three times to the board of directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, including as the organization’s first American transgender president.
He led FTM International from 1991-1999, helping to establish community for trans men and bring transgender issues forward in the global arena.
Today he leads Transgender Strategies Consulting, LLC, a private enterprise engaged in policy and educational consulting for businesses, institutions, and governments, and he is also working on new writing.
He has appeared in over a dozen documentary films, including “No Ordinary Man” (2020).
|Dr. Gennifer (Genn) Herley, PhD
DR. GENNIFER HERLEY PhD is the founder and Executive Director of TransNewYork. Gennifer is a proud transgender woman who recently transitioned and earned her doctorate degree in 2014. TransNewYork’s mission is to bring awareness to the issues facing the transgender non-conforming (TGNC) community and give guidance and support to individuals and their loved ones within an open and safe environment. We provide individual and group counseling and monthly meetings, in which we address issues such as gender dysphoria and encourage transgender individuals to share their stories. We wish to be an informative source for transgender resources, activities, and events.
Dr Herley works with allies of the transgender community, additionally TransNewYork provides Transgender Non-Conforming educational training seminars for Organizations. We provide an array of services to help maintain and expand diversity and inclusion within organizations. Our presence has spread to local businesses and educational institutions, to whom we have provided guest speakers and other resource materials. We have helped raise public awareness on transgender issues through hosting and sponsoring speaking engagements, featuring prominent transgender leaders and organizations.
Her career has taken two paths, corporate management roles and business and personal coaching, and both have merged into nonprofit organizational leadership. Her leadership experience includes managing all operational activities, such as finances, business development, sales, marketing, and fundraising. Dr. Herley excels at developing and monitoring budgets and resources, planning and executing short- and long-range goals, and redesigning programs to respond to the changing needs of the LGBTQ Community with a focus on members of our community who are transgender.
In addition Dr. Herley is a Board member of I’m from Driftwood which aims to help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing. Dr. Herley is also an adjunct professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Herley is a tireless advocate of the transgender community and has spoken at many Transgender Conference focusing on group dynamics.
Dr Herley organized the first transgender Conference in New York City, New York Coming Out in 2019. This 3-day conference had over 350 attendees,100 workshops, a vendor room and hosted keynote speakers such as Sarah McBride from the Human Rights Campaign and Sam Britton from The Trevor Project, among others.
|The Honorable Victoria Kolakowski
Ms. Kolakowski is the first openly transgender trial judge in the United States; she was elected to the Alameda County Superior Court in November 2010. She is the President of the International Association of LGBT Judges.
As a judge, she has served in both civil and criminal trial assignments. She currently presides over a civil calendar, handling cases from filing through trial.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences degree from New College of Florida, a Master of Science in bio-medical engineering from Tulane University, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of New Orleans, a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration (emphasis on budget and finance) from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion.
Prior to her election, she was an attorney for twenty one years in Louisiana and California, serving as a sole practitioner, attorney in a small firm, as general counsel for a publicly traded company, as a senior government utility regulatory attorney, and as an administrative law judge for two different California state agencies.
Since coming out publicly in 1989, she has been a leader in numerous local, state and national LGBT legal, political and spiritual organizations. She is a frequent guest speaker on issues of LGBT inclusion, and particularly about the transgender community. Her many accomplishments include co-authoring Berkeley, California's domestic partner public registration ordinance in 1991and co-chairing the board of directors of the Transgender Law Center, an organization focused on the well-being and protection of transgender individuals.
She is passionate about ensuring and expanding access to justice, particularly for those with limited resources. She serves on the Judicial Council of California’s Advisory Committee on Providing Access and Fairness.
She is a retired minister of the Metropolitan Community Churches. She published the first article on transgender inclusion in the Christian tradition in a mainstream academic religious journal. She previously served on the board of directors of the California Council of Churches, and currently serves as its representative to the California Commission on Access to Justice, where she co-chairs its court fees committee.
In 2011, she served as a Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride, was named by the Equality Forum as one of 31 international Icons for LGBT History Month, and received Equality California’s Equality and Justice Award. In 2012, she received the Vanguard Award from the Transgender Law Center. November 23, 2013 was declared “Judge Victoria Kolakowski Day” in Palm Springs, California. In 2014, she received the first “Pioneer in the Law
Award” from California Women Lawyers, was the honored guest of Transgender Equality Network Ireland at Dublin Pride, and was Special Guest at Greater Palm Springs (California) Pride. In 2015 she was honored by the Alameda County Bar Association with its annual Distinguished Service Award for a Judge. And finally, in 2016 she was honored by the Veterans for Peace – Inland Empire (California).
She lives in Oakland, California with her wife Cynthia Laird (news editor for the Bay Area Reporter newspaper, the oldest continuously published LGBT newspaper in the U.S.), their Pembroke Welsh Corgi Darby, and cat Espresso.
|Lilac Vylette Maldonado (she/they)
She is a community organizer and culture worker who identifies as a sick & disabled, neurodivergent, Two-Spirit, Chicanx femme. She has been actively organizing since 2009 around many intersectional social justice issues such as racial justice, gender justice, disability justice, LGBTQIA+ issues, and body autonomy and acceptance.
They are an avid zinester who has written and created artwork for various academic and social justice-themed DIY booklets. She is a co-founding member of and logistics coordinator for the Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, a grassroots disability justice group connecting disabled activists and artists to community organizing and education opportunities. They are also a part of the education team at the Fireweed Collective.
For more than 25 years, Javon Martin served as a mentor, educator, advocate and House Father in the Ballroom Community. He started his transition in 2000 at Callen Lorde in NYC. One of his priorities comes from his experience with homelessness as a member of the TLGBTQI+ population. Javon founded Princess Janae Place (PJP) in 2015 and serves as its Executive Director. The organization provides medical, legal, mentasl health, and recreational services; and referrals to TLGBTQI+ services, with an emphasis on the homeless population He's a brother of the first transmen fraternity Theta Beta Chi where he helped build the brotherhood among Black Transmen in New York and nationwide. Javon advocated for Marriage Equality and GENDA legislation in New York, and its member of the Equality New York Advisory Council.
He is a motivational speaker, and received many awards and citations, including Mr. Trans USA New York in 2020, Gay City News Impact Award in 2020, a Certificate of Excellence form Governor Cuomo in 2019, the Pioneer of Trans Experience award in 2017, Octavia St ;aurent Trans Activist Award in 2016, Transman of the Year in 2015 and the march P. Johnson Award in 2014.
Mr. Preciado, formerly known as Emmett Claren, is an American transgender actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Merced, California but grew up in Chilton, Wisconsin. Emmett got his first principal role in the spring of 2019. He is currently a Recurring Co-Star on a major TV series and is preparing to shoot his first Guest Star role on another series.
|Mallery Jenna Robinson
Ms. Robinson (she/her/hers) born January 13, 1990 is an American transgender woman who works as the Engagement Specialist and Service Navigator for the Transgender Health Program at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach.
A native of Montgomery AL, Mallery moved to Long Beach, CA on June 12, 2019 and was quickly hired at the Center. She has been with the Center for 10 months, and loves salsa dancing, hiking, the beach and spending time with her loved ones.
She comes from a supportive family including her mother, father and four brothers as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Mallery's favorite color is baby blue, and a fun fact she was voted Most Friendly by her high school classmates graduating top 10 of her high school and college class. She began her gender journey at the age of 16 and has never looked back.
She has her Double Bachelors in History and Biology, and currently working on her Masters in Social Work at California State University Los Angeles.
Vanessa is considered by many to be today’s leading expert on gender authenticity and transgender in the workplace. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and very, very good at what she does—and she does plenty. Vanessa has been providing high-quality transgender business services to organizations of all sizes since 1991. She is absolutely passionate about her work because she knows it makes a positive impact on people’s lives.
Vanessa is a lively, engaging speaker who always brings a message of equality and authenticity to her audiences. Metaphorical light bulbs often tend to form over people’s heads when Vanessa speaks. Need a keynote speaker for your event, conference, or corporate gathering? Do you want someone who is on the leading edge of transgender workplace issues? If so, then Vanessa Sheridan is your answer. Why settle for less? Hire the best.
When it comes to consulting, Vanessa has worked with some of the biggest and best. From Manhattan to Washington, D.C. and from Chicago to San Diego, she has provided top quality consulting services to major corporations, federal government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. From providing expertise on corporate insurance/health care for transgender workers to coordinating successful employee workplace transitions to developing effective trans-inclusive workplace policies and guidelines, Vanessa Sheridan knows how to get the job done.
Is your organization in need of transgender awareness training? Do you want to enhance your organization’s culture? Improve recruiting and retention? Boost teamwork and morale? Positively impact the bottom line? Vanessa can help you get there. She understands how to reach people, how to address the mysteries and eliminate the confusion that often accompanies the transgender phenomenon, and how to move beyond misinformation toward respect and professionalism in the workplace. Organizations across the country can–and do–attest to her training expertise and the lasting value she creates.
Vanessa is the author of four published, pioneering books on transgender-related issues. She has performed copious research and is extremely knowledgeable about her field. Vanessa’s mentor once told her, “Your purpose in life is to discover your purpose in life.” She took that advice seriously. Vanessa believes that helping people by creating resources and providing truthful information about transgender persons is her life’s purpose, and she is totally committed to fulfilling it.
In her spare time, Vanessa loves to read, travel, go to movies, watch football (college and pro), and make music. She plays five instruments, sings, writes songs, and has written/recorded the scores for two documentary films. She has performed on stages across the country, and loves singing and playing for appreciative audiences. Vanessa lives in Chicago, Illinois. (She likes Chicago because it’s in the center of the country, allowing her to go anywhere in the nation fairly easily.)
This past June, Melissa became one of the first two trans people in New York to be elected Democratic District Leader, in the 30th AD in Queens. She also ran for the New York State Assembly in 2018, hoping to become the first trans member of the Assembly. Although she lost in the primary, she did receive 36% of the votes.
In 1999, Melissa became the first transgender person elected to office in New York when she was elected a Judicial Delegate from the 66th Assembly District.
In 2016, Melissa was elected to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, thus being the first trans person from New York.
She lobbied City Hall in the 1990s to help bring civil rights to transgender people in New York City and was with the Mayor when INT 24 became law in 2002, and lobbied Albany for 18 years to help pass the trans civil rights bill GENDA and was at the side of Governor Cuomo when he signed the bill this year.
Currently, Melissa works at SAGE, on behalf of LGBT elders, as the senior government relations strategist.
· First transgender person elected to office in New York State Elected Judicial Delegate, 66th Assembly District (1999)
· U.S. Electoral College Member (2016)
· Featured role in the Academy Award nominated film Transamerica (2005)
· Invited Guest at signing of INT. 24 into Law with Mayor M. Bloomberg (2002)
· Invited Guest at signing of NYS Trans Employee Protection Law with Governor Paterson (2009)
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
· Faella Commission of the New York State Unified Court System (2014 - Present)
· Empire State Pride Agenda, Board Co-Chair (2015-2016)
· Empire State Pride Agenda, Board of Directors (2014-2016)
· SAGE, Community Advisory Committee (2012)
· Hetrick Martin Institute, Program Committee (2010 – 2011)
· New York Police Department Commissioner Advisory Panel (2009 – 2014)
· New York City Human Rights Commission Working Group to define INT. 24 (2003-2004)
· Community Board #2 (Manhattan) Executive Board Member (2001 – 2006)
· Community Board #2 (Manhattan) Chairperson, LBGT Committee (2001-2006)
· New York Alliance for Gender Rights Advocacy Board of Directors (2000 – 2002)
· Candidate for New York State Assembly, 30th District in Queens (2018)
· Trans United Fund Political Action Committee Board Member (2016 – Present)
· Stonewall Democrats of New York City, Board Member (2009 – Present)
· Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens Member (2006 – Present)
· Northern Regular Democrats of Queens, Secretary (2005 – Present)
· U.S. Electoral College Member (2016)
· Delegate, Hillary Clinton for President (2016)
· Democratic National Committee, LGBT Advisory Committee, NE Regional Chair (2016)
· Surrogate, Hillary Clinton For President, Manhattan (2016)
· Trans United for Hillary, steering committee (2016)
· Trans United for Obama, TU40 (2012)
· U.S. Democratic Convention, Credentials Committee Member (2012)
· Stonewall Democrats of New York City, President (2012-2013)
· National Stonewall Democrats Board, Board, Co-Chair (2009 – 2011)
· LGBT Advisory Committee for Hillary Clinton (2008)
· U.S. Democratic Convention, Rules Committee Member (2008)
· Obama Pride NYC, Co-Chair (2008)
· Volunteer, Kirsten Gillibrand for Congress, NY 20th (2006)
· Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats, President (2005)
· U.S. Democratic Convention, Credentials Committee Member (2004)
· National Stonewall Democrats Board (2003 – 2011)
· Elected Judicial Delegate, 66th Assembly District (1999)
· Gave Seconding Nomination for Judge E. Bransten (1999)
· Grand Marshal Queens County LGBT Pride (2014)
· Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Pride Honoree (2009)
· New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson Pride Honoree (2003)
· New York State Senate Minority Leader Martin Conner Pride Honoree (2003)
· New York City Controller Allan Hevesi Pride Honoree (2001)
· New York Police Department Certificate of Recognition for helping to create “STREETWISE” Cultural Diversity Training film (2001)
· LGBT Center Award for LGBT Representation (2001)
· Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Field Pride Honoree (2000)
· OUT Magazine “OUT 100 Personalities of 1999” (2000)
· Queens County LGBT Pride Speaker (June 2014)
· Speaker, Transgender Day of Remembrance, LGBT Community Services Center, GMHC, Long Island (2012 - 2014)
· Harvey Milk High School Graduation Speaker (June 2004)
· 1st Annual LGBT Conference NYU “QU-Munity” Keynote Speaker (April 2001)
· Queer Pride 2000 Rally Bryant Park Speaker (June 2000)
|The Hatfield System
They are a group of individuals sharing a single body. Together, they have shown that even those with many identities that are oppressed can be highly successful. Everyone within the system has worked together to contribute to our communities as librarians, and activists who have worked with many transgender and disability rights groups and projects.
The Hatfield system has always loved working, affirming, and helping others, and making a difference. Passionate geeks, the system also loves to chat about books, tea, movies, animals, anime and manga, writing, haiku poetry, unusual music, Wicca, Chinese medicine, animation, wrestling, and arcades and claw machines, just to name a few of their many passions.
Ann is second generation transgender, currently an actress, singer, talent manager, and producer. She is the founder of Transgender Talent, LLC. Founded May of 2015 to provide a safe place for transgender actors to be managed, and to provide a focal point for the film and tv industry to go to when seeking transgender actors.
In 2017, she began working towards producing her own properties, as there are so few opportunities for trans people. Ann is a full producer on multiple properties in development with Mark Wolper of Wolper Organization (producers of ROOTS) since 2017. She has other projects now in development with a variety of producing partners. Ann is a founding member of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA), and sings bass, the only professional level transgender choir in the world, and has made numerous appearances in live, televised, and taped performances.