Jess (She/They) is a student at UNCG who is majoring in Human Rights and Women's and Gender studies. She identifies as a queer woman and plans to work with non-profit organizations geared toward helping out the LGBTQIA community while working as a professor at a university. When not studying she is discussing why astrology is real and fangirling over whatever book she just finished.
Danielle (she/her) is a young trans woman working in operations and training for an apparel company. She recently graduated from NC State and moved to Greensboro to start her career. Outside of work, she is a huge nerd with a plethora of nerdy passions ranging from dungeons and dragons to reading and everything in between. She's always down for a conversation and has her best days when surrounded by others.
Eugene is in his final semester at UNCG where he is majoring in Spanish and Anthropology. Eugene is looking forward to continuing his education and pursing his masters. Eugene uses he pronouns and identifies as a gay male. He is from the mountains of Western North Carolina where he’s loved all his life. He came to Greensboro 5 years ago and plans on staying for a while.
Shelton is currently working on completing his undergraduate degree in Business Management at North Carolina A&T University. Shelton is a single dad to the princess that has his heart. He is a Customer and Operations Manager for a Cardiac Lab based out of San Francisco California. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and always looking to try something new. Shelton was raised in an Islamic home but identified at a young age as a Gay Male. Coming Out to his family he thought would be the hardest thing he would ever have to do but was quickly shown that his family loved him for being Shelton. He truly enjoys the strides the LGBTQ community has made over the years but also understands there is still work to do.
Rodney (he/him) identifies as a cisgender gay male from North Carolina. He is a local teacher with almost two decades of experience working with youth. He lives in Randolph County with his husband of 15 years and they own three adorable cats and a very energetic puppy. He enjoys time in nature and loves the beaches and the mountains equally - but nothing surpasses his joy found in a snow day!
Emry (He/Him) is an aspiring author of middle grade and young adult fiction. He wishes to create more LGBTQ+ characters in the fantasy/sci-fi genre to inspire youth in the community. When he isn’t writing, Emry likes to spend his free time working on his next cosplay, experimenting with new recipes, and watching cringy movies with his friends.
Hunter came out to himself as bisexual in 2014, and then again as transgender in 2017. Since graduating college, he has been working in various roles as an educator and a theatre technician. He learned of YouthSafe through a friend, and he joined because he wants to contribute to an organization dedicated to queer youth. When Hunter was in middle and high school, he didn't even know that it was an option to be queer and happy. He's here now to make that option known!
Hunter plans to support YouthSafe primarily through writing grants and by collaborating with youth members on the projects and programs they're passionate about.
In addition to living his best bi trans life, you'll find Hunter reading YA fiction, playing ukulele (sort-of pictures above), listening to podcasts, laughing at his own jokes, sharing the gospel of atheist humanism, and writing and organizing for the revolution.
Roswell (Queer) is an undergrad senior at UNC Greensboro double majoring in Sociology and Women's and gender studies with a minor in american sign language. They have been an activist for the community for years and strives to create safe places for youth to be themselves and is very excited to meet new people. Born and raised in the deep country of NC and now living in the city, they enjoy feeding the friendly neighborhood raccoons and always has cat food in their car for any stray cat they come across. They currently live with their partner and cat Prince, likes pretty rocks and cooks a mean lasagna.
Simon is a trans-masculine leaning queer attorney licensed in New York (and would-be super hero). They enjoy various verbs ending in "ing"; their time off is spent reading, writing, researching, baking, cooking, and watching (terrible shows on Netflix).
Chris is a graduate of UNCG with a degree in Communication Studies focusing on interpersonal communication and counseling. Outside of his current job as a web consultant, he enjoys keeping up on the latest TV shows, hiking, going on road trips, and has been to fifty concerts in the last six years. He loves finding new music and making playlists for any occasion - feel free to ask him for recommendations!
Carrie's interest in queerness began at fifteen when she first wanted to have a girlfriend and didn’t have enough words to describe their own feelings or the way they fit (or didn’t fit) into the world around her. Ever since then, they've been a part of communities who work to make the world less confusing and more just for everyone. She loves riding her bike, talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and making queer positive media at http://keepinitqueer.com