Andrew (he/him) is a graduate student at UNCG working on a M.S. in Counseling. Having worked with LGBTQ college students during undergrad, he is very interested in working with Queer individuals, couples, and families in therapy. There is such a lack of mental health services available to LGBTQ folks and he feels strongly about working to help provide this much-needed service. When not studying or reading, he enjoys running, playing disc golf, and listening to new music to include in his weekly radio show!
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
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.
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.
Josh (he/they) is a Greensboro local and teaches mathematics. He loves spending time with his family, friends, and two dogs (Roxy & Bear). They love to travel the world and meeting new people. As a life long learner at heart, he enjoys learning from other queer people and reading queer fiction. When he is not teaching, traveling, cooking for loved ones, or playing sports, you can find them watching anime or gaming.
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.
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).
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.
Jess (they/she) is a M.A. student in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at UNCG. They identify as queer and nonbinary. They are an avid reader and will never be quiet about their love for the All for the Game series. When they are not reading their every growing list of books they can be found discussing astrology and how it is very much real, playing animal crossing, screaming about how Derry Girls is an underrated gem, and obsessing over figure skating.
Lauren is an M.A. student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies at UNCG. She is originally from Nashville, TN. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. after graduating. Lauren identifies as asexual. She plans to eventually become a professor and/or do nonprofit work. When she is not doing schoolwork, you’ll find her adding to her already very large collection of clothing, crocheting, DIYing, hanging out with her cat, convincing everyone to watch Fleabag, reorganizing things that don’t need to be reorganized, and taking way too much pride in her Wordle score
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.
SJ is from Greensboro, and lived here their whole life. They are majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies at UNCG. After getting their degree, they hope to go on to grad school with the hopes of becoming a WGS professor. Being informed about problems and societal systems is the first step to solving them, and he thinks he can help educate people and open their minds. When not getting piercings or dying their hair, they enjoy spending time with the cats Peaches and Stella, crochet, and baking.