Charismatic, energetic, and thoughtful, Wes Nemenz joins the Trevor Project following an extensive history of advocating, empowering, and supporting the LGBTQ community. Wes’s previous experiences include presenting hundreds of workshops and trainings on creating safer spaces for LGBTQ individuals in New York schools and professional environments, coordinating youth programs at an LGBTQ community center and developing social media strategies for non-profit organizations. Prior to moving to New York, Wes worked with Equality North Carolina on their grassroots campaign to successfully pass the School Violence Prevention Act, the South’s first-ever LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying bill. Wes graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Communication Studies and Public Relations. With a passion for social media, strategic communication, pop culture, comedy, writing, and performance, Wes brings a varied background of experiences to the table and is proud to be a voice for social change. When he’s not coordinating the East Coast education efforts, Wes can be found in a museum, confessing on a dance floor, writing his blog or exploring New York City. Wes’ LGBTQ Hero is Keith Haring.