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Meet Alexis

BY: Ryan Bernsten
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“The change I’m just hoping to see in the world is equality and equity… I think that we should all show for the trans community in allyship and honor each other because we’re better in community, and anything against us is against all of us.”

– Alexis (she/her), Deputy Director for The Queer Trans Project

Alexis was fortunate to have a mom who would always have open and affirming conversations about her sexuality. This openness taught her what allyship looked like. So when Alexis met a girl she couldn’t stop thinking about, she felt safe knowing that her family was ready to accept her. Not long after that girl became Alexis’s partner, he began to experience gender dysphoria. Alexis was able to support him through his transition, helping him pick out clothes and try new haircuts. Now as the deputy director for the Queer Trans Project, Alexis is putting her allyship into action, providing free gender-affirming items to the community, while prioritizing items for BIPOC LGBTQ+ people. To Alexis, this allyship is part of building a world of inclusion and equity for cis and trans members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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