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Jamil-Jack was born and raised in Miami, Florida. From Afro-Cuban & Afro-Puerto Rican Parents. He is the youngest of 5 siblings. Jamil-Jack is POC Trans-man .He is a advocate in Transgender community and CEO to Phoenix Transition program. He ran a support group in Macon GA in 2016 along with his wife Lupa Brandt. Lupa Brandt is a Trans-Women and advocate in the community. They have been married for 4 years .They live in Atlanta GA and work for Transcending Barriers Atlanta A non-profit organization. Jamil was a victim of police abuse of power, rape, and discrimination. Jamil-Jack's Mission is for Inclusion & Visibility of trans-men in spaces. He is a graduate of Georgia Equality's Trans-Action Leadership academy . He is in leadership team for Invisible men Atlanta chapter . He also been featured in Trans Living Magazine. Jamil-Jack goal is for more visibility for Trans-masculine community.
Lupa was born in Atlanta Georgia and has served in the United States Army in Military Intelligence. She is a member of CZI's Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted Persons and Families Movement. She is an Activist and Lobbyist with the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group and is frequently found on Capitol Hill fighting for equality and criminal justice.
She had experience with transgender individuals in prison due to serving 33 years on the inside herself. She is an honor graduate of Georgia Equality's TRANS-action Leadership Academy and using skills acquired there has become a public speaker, tireless warrior for equality and criminal justice/prison abolition. She is the Community Outreach Coordinator for TRANScending Barriers Atlanta and co-founder of the Phoenix Transition Program. In her free time she is with her husband Jamil-Jack Abreu and their dog "Star". She is a magician and musician, playing guitar, bass, ad 5-string banjo.
Adrian was born in Dallas, Texas. From there, he spent his childhood in Joliet, Illinois, and has spent the rest of his years in Georgia. Sirad is an African American man of trans experience. He has grown to be an advocate in the trans community. Sirad has been giving resources throughout the trans community all over the world. He is known behind the scenes for his duties to the community. He is now working, hand in hand, with the Phoenix Transition Program as Community Outreach organizer, RNC (a private organization), IMAN MARC, also a member of Invisible Men Atlanta Chapter and his own independent organization named Sirad's Selene Inc.
Nicolas Beatriz Liberatore, 27yrs old, Trans Non-Binary, Post-Op Top Surgery and Off HRT, Pansexual, Polya - Kinky, They/Them. Born in Margate-Florida, grew up and Lived in Brazil for 10 years. I Speak Fluent English, Spanish & Portuguese and I understand French and Italian. Always involved in LGBTQ+POC Activism/Groups Online & in person/Nonprofits, Nationally and Internationally! Ever since I came back to the USA and started my Journey as a Trans person I have been donating my time off to Serve my fellow Trans & LGBTQ+ folks in Fort Lauderdale (Miami area) by Reaching out Online and in person, such as Support Groups, Pride/TDOR events, Providing information, Education, Safe Housing/Food for those within our Community! Currently Living in Winter Haven-FL. I've been trying to built a support group around the area, but COVID happen and its been a Challenging time for all of us to have our basic needs met. Currently Working 2 jobs and a side gig.
Hello my name is Bentley Hall and -By Blake I am 25 years old born and raised in Front Royal Virginia & I am 5'1 I have a handsome rainbow nephew who's name is Dexter he is 3 years old and a beautiful niece who is 2 years old! My brother is my best friend & I am married to Caroline Hall we have animals who we love as our children in March/April of 2021 we plan on starting to try to have a family! I knew from a very young age that I was in the wrong body that I was a boy from as little as I can remember I use to go on bus trips with my aunt as a child and I remember people saying to her "You have a handsome young man there & he has been raised right very polite young man" which made me smile throughout school I always used my dead name and it felt weird I came out as bisexual when I was 13 years old and by 16 years old I came out as a lesbian by the age of 18 I knew I was a straight man I had my first marriage with a women in 2014 I had my 2nd marriage but it was my first with a cis gender male in 2019 and by late 2020 I married my current wife on my birthday 10/24/2020 who has been my best friend since 2016 I always knew she was my soulmate. I suffer from bipolar 1 disorder, PTSD, anxiety and manic depression but since I have started medically transitioning as of July 2nd 2020 I have been much more happier with myself and my life, I absolutely love my changes I love the body hair I am growing & the facial hair I have. My transition has been hard for me mentally and physically but I absolutely love it and my wife has been my biggest supporter throughout my transition she is the one who actually encouraged me to start medically transitioning because I kept expressing how important it was for me she has been to every Dr appointment with me & she helps me every Monday to do my injection. I am no where near my goal but I am definitely in the good direction to becoming the man I am. I have gained around 40 pounds during my transition and I would love to lose that eventually at some point. I hope that my journey can someone else and help someone who is unsure about coming out because they're worried of rejection NEVER be scared to be your TRUE self!
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Hello. My name is Krystal Cassadine. I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama but currently reside in Lakewood, Washington where I work in property management. Growing up in Alabama in the 90's and exhibiting gay tendencies in the late 90's and early 00's wasnt easy. Being gay wasnt accepted at all. I was arrested in 2010 just for wearing drag outside (literally walking to my car after a show). I was beaten up in school, shoved in football lockers, and ridiculed for everything i did. I tried to kill myself several times in high school. I started college at the University of Montevallo. During my time there, i was raped twice and hospitalized once due to defending myself from an assault...all because id came out as trans. After i left montevallo, i spent several years avoiding everyone...almost like self isolation. I moved to Washington in 2018 and life has never been better. I was able to safely start my medical transition (i started self medicating hormones in 2017, buying my hormones off of the black market in mexico). I am now thriving as a professional in property management and will be up for promotion. Though ive left several years of details of trauma out of this story, i sincerely hope that what ive told of my story today can help to inspire those that feel alone and isolated. Things will get better as you grow and learn to avoid certain situations and people. My inbox is always open to anyone that needs to talk. Youre not alone...i love you.