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Non-Academic Work and Newsworthy Items


Queer Yo Mind Conference is an annual conference held at San Francisco State University. I am the founder and current Chair of the organizing committee for the QYM Conference and something that has made our conference especially unique is our commitment to bridging Academia and Activism together into a shared space. Our past themes of “ReWriting Queer” and “Leadership, Diversity, and Unity” exemplify this commitment. The first conference was one-day and had over 200 attendees. Our second conference was two-days and each day had over 150 attendees. We are currently in the planning process for the upcoming 2013 conference, date TBD.

Queer Building in Cyberspace is an article I wrote while during my internship at Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality. I conducted an interview with Bronwyn Heaps founder of Queersay.com, a yelp-like website that is for Queer and Trans communities.

Blogging for the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference in 2011 through the Network for LGBT Health was also an important experience and you can read about my travels on the blog link. The Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference is an annual conference and one of the longest-running and most important conferences for, by, and about Transgender identities and communities in the United States. It is held in Philadelphia and has always been free! You can find information about this year’s conference here.

Presented “Livin’ to the T” a workshop for young trans people at Creating Change 2011.

Articles I’m quoted in:

“SF State Student Still Waiting for ASI-Proposed Queer Resource Center” by Kirstie Haruta at the Golden Gate Xpress published on Sept. 18, 2012

“SF State to hold ‘No Hate’ Day” by Elliot Owen at the Bay Area Reporter published on March 22, 2012

“LGBT Community looks to Unify at Queer Yo Mind Conference” by Ruby Perez at the Golden Gate Xpress published on October 11, 2011


One of my numerous articles in the Golden Gate Xpress and Opening the First Queer Yo Mind Conference


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