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Debi Jackson, transgender advocate, speaker, trainer

Debi Jackson is an advocate for transgender youth. Debi is an experienced writer and public speaker, and she has extensive media experience, with interviews for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.

She also offers parenting resources through trans-parenting.com and transgender cultural competency training through genderinc.com

As an in-demand speaker at conferences and corporate events, she is ready to lead workshops, moderate panels, or be your next keynote speaker.

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Download Debi Jackson’s Curriculum Vitae.

Guest Lectures & Invited Presentations

2016

  • Hope House Transitional Housing | Blue Springs, MO
  • American Unity Fund, Republican PAC | New York, NY
  • University of Kansas School of Law | Lawrence, KS
  • Johnson County Community College | Overland Park, KS
  • Jackson County Community Mental Health Foundation | Kansas City, MO

2015

  • Consulate of Mexico | Kansas City, MO
  • Pembroke Hill Schools | Kansas City, MO
  • University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
  • Queen’s College | Ontario, Canada
  • University of Missouri | Kansas City, MO
  • University of Kansas Medicine | Kansas City, MO

2014

  • Johnson County Community College | Overland Park, KS

Panels

2016

  • Raising Gender Expansive Youth: Clinical & Personal Realities | WPATH Symposium, Amsterdam, Holland
  • WPATH Transgender Health: Best Practices in Medical and Mental Health Care | Springfield, MO
  • Trans Athletes: The New Frontier of Sports | SXSW, Austin, TX
  • White House/Health & Human Services LGBT Health Forum | Kansas City, MO

2015

  • White House/Health & Human Services Regional Summit | St. Louis, MO
  • Western Missouri University | Warrensburg, MO
  • Trans Health & Education Alliance | Atlanta, GA

2014

  • Missouri Western State University | St. Joseph, MO
  • University of Kansas School of Law | Lawrence, KS
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine | Kansas City, MO

Conferences & Workshops

2016

  • Gender Odyssey
    • Dealing with Rejection by Family
    • Having Difficult Conversations
    • Christian Parents of Transgender Children
    • Public Activism: Ways to Advocate and Lobby in Support of Trans Youth
  • Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
    • Having Difficult Conversations

2015

  • The Reformation Project
    • Christian Parents of LGBTQ Children
  • Trans Kansas Conference
    • Dealing with Rejection by Family
    • Christian Parents of LGBTQ Children
  • Trans Health & Education Alliance
    • Public Activism: Ways to Advocate in Support of Trans Youth

Speaking Engagements

2016

  • Gender Odyssey | Seattle, WA
  • Keynote, Trans Health & Education Alliance | Atlanta, GA
  • Human Rights Campaign Regional Meeting | Cleveland, OH

2015

  • OASIS Transgender Outreach | Houston, TX
  • Human Rights Campaign National Convention | Washington, D.C.
  • Human Rights Campaign Regional Convention | St. Louis, MO
  • Trevor Project’s Trevor LIVE | New York, NY
  • Trans Health & Education Alliance | Atlanta, GA
  • HRC’s Corporate Equality Index Awards | New York, NY
  • Time to THRIVE | Portland, OR

2014

Media

2016

  • Al Jazeera English TV segment on Department of Education’s support of trans students
  • NPR Morning Edition | Washington, D.C.
  • BBC Radio 4 | United Kingdom
  • Proto Magazine, Massachusetts General Hospital, a TIME Inc publication | New York, NY
  • Think Olga: Women Leaders Project | Sao Paulo, Brazil

2015

2014

Community Involvement

2016

  • PFLAG Kansas City Chapter President
  • Fundraising for the Transgender House with PlantingPeace.org
  • Kansas City TGNC Summit Planning Committee
  • KC LGBTQ Youth Provider Consortium
  • KC Coalition Against Hate Violence
  • “I Am Jazz” Community Book Reading Project

2015

  • PFLAG Kansas City Chapter President
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Planning Committee
  • Moving Forward: A Day of Trans Resilience Planning Committee
  • Kansas City PRIDE Alliance Planning Committee
  • Co-Creator “We the People” Petition Against Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth (Leelah’s Law)

2014

  • PFLAG Kansas City Chapter President
  • Co-Creator Change.org Petition Against Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth (Leelah’s Law)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Planning Committee

Awards & Recognition

2016

  • NEA GLBT Caucus Role Model Award
  • LGBT Families honored at the White House Easter Egg Roll

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