I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the NYU Moving Up Day celebration. It was a great opportunity to think about my journey, because I really began to settle into my identity as a trans guy during my time at NYU and while working in the NYU LGBTQ Student Center. It was a nice opportunity to reflect, share a bit of my journey with others, and celebrate the accomplishments of the amazing students there. And to be celebrated!
The NCAA Inclusion Forum was in Indianapolis this year, and I was able to present again – last year I did a solo session, but this year I teamed up with the LEGENDARY Helen Carroll to present on NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Athletes.
These events are amazing because I get to meet a lot of people and help them create safer spaces for student athletes. But it’s basically a family reunion for me too, because I get to see so many of my favorite people:
It was a great event – very happy to be a part of it!
I made the digital cover of The Advocate Magazine for today’s “Day in LGBT” – very cool!
Excited to represent GO! Athletes & TransAthlete.com at the United Nations today on International Human Rights Day!
I am so excited to launch the GO! Athletes Mentorship Program! This one-of-a-kind mentorship program pairs LGBTQ athletes with an LGBTQ athlete or coach mentor to help LGBTQ people navigate life and athletics.
If you’re looking for a mentor or want to be a mentor, check it out here.
It’s out! The ESPN profile on me is out online and in print in the November 2015 issue. Check it out!
On May 28, I flew to Detroit to speak at the Equality Connections Banquet in support of the Equality Research Center. The Equality Research Center seeks to advance social justice by expanding public knowledge of LGBT experiences, stories, and voices.
In addition to my little speech, there was a presentation by The Bullycide Project, a theatrical production that travels to schools around the world to create anti-bullying awareness. In addition to reciving the Timothy Dyer Community Leadership Award, The Bullycide Project presented two short scenes to show its work. The Bullycide Project is based on the book “Bullycide in America,” written by mothers who have lost a child to suicide due to excessive bullying.
It was a great event for a great cause.