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LGBTQ Training Facilitator
Community Outreach Specialist
Stonewall Institute is fortunate to have the personal and professional experience of community advocate, Julian Melson.
As a transgender male, Julian serves a vital role for our agency as Stonewall Institute's liaison to the LGBT community in Maricopa County. With a passion for ensuring that quality healthcare services exist for all members of our community, and most distinctly, transgender men and women, his vision and commitment is truly inspiring. Julian brings courage and revolutionary thought to Stonewall Institute which helps to keep our agency on the cutting edge of LGBT affirmative behavioral healthcare services. He and his wife, Theresa, reside in central Phoenix.
Julian Melson, community ...
Julian Melson, community outreach specialist for the Stonewall Institute, will lead a workshop on transgender issues.
A transgender man who transitioned about six years ago, Melson said he will discuss what it means to be transgender and share his journey to becoming a man at age 39.
"I try to incorporate at least some of my personal story.
That's what helps people to relate to the issue," Melson
"When I tell my story, I'm making it human."
will discuss misconceptions people have about the transgender community.
hopes to get more people involved in transgender issues by showing them that they don't have to be lobbyists or policymakers to make a difference.
"I think that is what I want to get across to youth.
You have a gift.
You have a valuable story to share with other people," Melson
The workshop, facilitated by Kyle ...
The workshop, facilitated by Kyle Penniman and Julian Melson, of the Stonewall Institute, will be part of the conference to be held May 4 at Ottawa University in Phoenix.