Kayley Whalen is an activist who works at the intersections of humanism, racial justice, transgender and queer issues, immigration, disability advocacy and drug policy reform. She is the Digital Strategies and Social Media Manager at the National LGBTQ Task Force and the Digital Strategy Co-Director at Trans United Fund. She is multi-racial Latina/white. She skated with the DC Rollergirls under the name “Lenore Gore” for 5 years and her story “Talk Derby To Me” was published in the Lambda award-winning anthology Gender Outlaws the Next Generation. She is also an avid gamer. Kayley has a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Women’s Studies from Swarthmore College. You can follow her on Twitter.
Check out some of her articles below:
- Why atheists should care about transgender issues: A conversation with Kayley Whalen
- Huffington Post Profile with list of published articles
- A Dangerous Groundswell; the Humanist
- #StandWithMonica to end Profiling and Criminalization of Transgender Women of Color
- (In)validating Transgender Identities: Progress And Trouble In The DSM-5
- Transgender Policies: My Story (derbylife)
View some of her videos below:
2 Latina Trans Women Share Their Stories of Living with Bipolar:
Today, for World Bipolar Day, learn about the stories of Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán and Kayley Margarite Whalen, two trans Latina staff members of the National LGBTQ Task Force who live with bipolar disorder.LGBTQ people are especially vulnerable to poor mental health because of societal and family rejection, economic inequality and healthcare discrimination. We believe that advocacy, discussion and policy decisions on mental illness must be led by people with mental illnesses. Today and every day we are working to empower LGBTQ advocates with disabilities, including bipolar disorder, to take leadership in the work to end stigma, discrimination and violence against our communities.
Posted by National LGBTQ Task Force on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
#StopTransMurders – Skepticon 7:
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Ethics & morality, LGBTQ issues, Sex & sexuality, Women & gender
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