Sarah McBride is the national press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, working tirelessly to advocate for LGBTQ equality. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker, and she speaks regularly at national LGBTQ and political events. Her moving memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different chronicles her journey as a transgender woman, from coming out to her family and school community, to fighting for equality in her home state and nationally, to her heartbreaking romance with her late husband. A native of Delaware, McBride is on the front lines of the progressive movement.
Joie Adam DeRitis
Joie Adam DeRitis is a licensed social worker specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention work within transgender and gender non-conforming communities. She is the Senior Trainer for The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. She supports Trevor’s counselor training programs for TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText through curriculum development and training facilitation, while also providing educational programming to its external partners. She cares deeply about the transformative power of empathy, and believes that we all can have a profound impact on our communities by listening deeply and caring wholly.
Dr. Jamison Green
Dr. Jamison Green is one of the transgender movement’s most accomplished activists. He led FTM International from 1991-1999, spearheaded efforts to remove exclusions for trans-specific treatments from health insurance policies, pioneered legislative efforts to protect all people on the basis of gender identity and expression, and engaged with the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association ) to transform health and human rights policies.