Shear Avory is a multiracial, Black and Indigenous, Transgender Gender Non Conforming femme youth of color and National Social Justice Advocate committed to the advancement of social justice and the empowerment of youth.
Caelan Damocles is a trans masculine non-binary activist out of the Great Lakes Bay Region in Michigan. He is the former Educational Activities Coordinator of Living Proud and an advocate for trans youth in his local community. Caelan provides resources to trans youth – including transitional support, connections to therapists and doctors, and generally just being a present and visible trans person in a conservative area. At work, he is also an advocate for lgbt youth and staff providing training and literature on trans issues – ensuring an inclusive environment for everyone. Caelan works toward a future wherein all people regardless of gender, orientation, class, ability, race, creed, or any other status are treated with respect within society.
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Ezra is a queer, trans, gender non-conforming youth activist hailing from the great state of Texas. His work in activism started his freshmen year in high school through his work with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and has since expanded on both the national and local level by working with organizations like HRC and OutYouth Austin. Ezra is coming up on eir single year of high school and ey hope to become a professor of gender and sexuality studies. Ezra also has a great deal of experience in public speaking, workshop leading and PR through working with his schools newspaper to participate in both local and national conferences such as SXSWedu and Creating Change.
Noor is an LGBT+ educator, public speaker and tutor who focuses on intersectionality regarding disability, gender identity, sexuality and religion. He has taught workshops regarding Islam and the LGBT community, as well as disability both at national conferences and locally. He is the policy chair of his campus Rainbow Guard, and has organized events around LGBT history across minority intersections (e.g. disabled LGBT history) and around the intersections of being LGBT and other identities (e.g. Being the child of LGBT immigrants). He hopes to build a world where there is peace between communities of faith and the LGBT community.