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Ericka Hart

(she/they) is a black queer femme activist, writer, highly-acclaimed speaker, and award-winning sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s voice is rooted in leading-edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness, and disability.

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Jeffrey Marsh

(they/them) is one of the world's foremost commentators on non-binary identity and activism in America, with a message of positivity and inclusion and a deep knowledge of queer issues and history. Jeffrey wrote the best-selling self-esteem guide How To Be You, an innovative, category-non-conforming work that combines memoir, workbook, and spiritual self-help.

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Ceyenne Doroshow

(she/her) is a compassionate powerhouse performer, activist, organizer, community-based researcher and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights’ movements. As the Founder and Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S., she works to provide holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers while serving on the following boards: SWOP Behind Bars, Caribbean Equality Project, SOAR Institute and NYTAG.

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Chris Mosier

(he/him) is a trailblazing hall of fame athlete who has used his athletic career as a platform to advocate for transgender and nonbinary people in sport. Chris's website transathlete.com is the go-to source for information about transgender athletes in sport.

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Travis Alabanza

(they/them) is a writer, performer and theatre maker from Bristol. Their writing, performance and public discourse centres trans and Black identities. Their work has earned them a place on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list 2021, on the Evening Standard’s list of 25 most influential Londoners under 25 and on the Dazed100 list.

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Jessamyn Stanley

(she/they) is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity. She is the founder of The Underbelly, an inclusive wellness community and streaming app, cohost of the podcast Dear Jessamyn, cofounder of We Go High, a North Carolina based cannabis justice initiative, and acclaimed author of two books; YOKE: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance and Every Body Yoga.

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Braxton Fleming

(he/him) is a Licensed Practical Nurse. He is also the CEO and Founder of Stealth Bros. and Co., a luxury Dopp Kit supply company that provides travel and at-home personal storage for hormone replacement therapy and other medical necessities.

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Shéár Avory

(they/them) is a Black and Indigenous nonbinary trans femme, creative visionary, published researcher, and social justice advocate committed to the advancement of social, economic, racial, gender, disability, and environmental justice with a particular focus on the empowerment of young people. At the age of twenty-three, they’re the Director of Xchange For Change.

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Fran Tirado

(they/she/he) is a writer, organizer, and creative producer expanding LGBTQ+ representation in Hollywood. He has won the Stonewall Vision Award, Brooklyn’s 30 Under 30, and MTV’s Inaugural Logo Legend Award. The New York Times called him a “queer champion.”

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Bamby Salcedo

(she/her) is a national and international transgender latina woman who received her master’s degree in Latin@ Studies from California State California Los Angeles. Bamby is the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latin@s in the US. Bamby developed the Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness, a multipurpose, multiservice space for trans people in Los Angeles.

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Brontez Purnell

(he/him) is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children’s book, and the novel Since I Laid My Burden Down. Recipient of a 2018 Whiting Award for Fiction, he was named one of the 32 Black Male Writers for Our Time by T: New York Times Style Magazine in 2018.

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Kelsey Darragh

(she/her) Dubbed the internet’s big sister, Kelsey Darragh has made hundreds of videos tackling taboo subjects such as mental health, bisexuality, and sobriety. While most know her from her work at BuzzFeed, she has since launched 2 podcasts and published a best-selling book, Don’t F*cking Panic: the sh*t they don’t tell you in therapy about anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and depression.

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Charley Burton

(he/him) is the National Program Director for Black Transmen Inc. He is a board member of Charlottesville Pride, PFLAG of the Blue Ridge, Equality VA, Board Chair of The University Of VA Trans Advisory Board, Co-Founder and Advisor for Diversity, committee member of the Virginia LGBTQ Advisory Board. Charley also speaks to various organizations in both the recovery circle and trans issues.

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Devin-Norelle

(ze/zim/zis) is a professional model, trans advocate, media figure, public speaker, and opinion writer, with published work in GQ, Teen Vogue, Allure, them, and Out Magazine, among others. Ze has walked in New York Fashion Week shows for Chromat and dapperQ, and was featured in the 2019 Stonewall 50 Pride Campaigns for New York City Pride and the clothing company, Bonobos.

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Sarah Gottesdiener

(she/her) is an artist, author of the Moon Book, business owner, and Tarot reader. She creates writing, art, and podcasts out of her home in Los Angeles.

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Roc Rochon

(they/them) is the founder of Rooted Resistance, a practice-based community committed to liberation through movement for queer and transgender people outdoors in the rural US South. Roc is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sport Management (territory of the Apalachee Nation, the Muscogee Creek Nation, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida) where they are focused on reimagining sport and physical culture through Black queer and trans pedagogies.

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Leo Xander Foo

(he/him) is a photographer of Chinese and Peruvian descent based in NYC, born in 2003. His work revolves around voracious yet intimately queer portraiture, creating space for his subjects to express themselves, while also playing with a fluid lexicon of passion and identity. Some of his collaborators include Grammy nominated recording artist, Arca, and clients such as Vogue, W Magazine, Them, Interview Magazine, Vice, Dazed Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Calvin Klein, Dr. Martens, American Eagle, among others.

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Luna Lovebad

(she/her) is a woman of trans experience and a Latinx artist from Compton California. Her journey into her life as a woman, performer, and online personality began as a teenager on myspace then later onto Instagram. Nevertheless, she uses her platform to advocate and raise awareness of social issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.

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