Willy Wilkinson, MPH - Writer and Public Health Consultant
Helping organizations provide 
                        LGBT-inclusive services
Welcome to my web site. In my work I travel to various locales and speak with interesting, eager folks who want to provide equal access to services but need clarification on how best to do it. I love facilitating a process where people can ask even the most basic questions, develop greater understanding of populations that may be underserved, and put staff skills building and systemic change into practice.
I honor your personal belief system and history. I believe that your unique experience with difference and adversity has given you the tools to have empathy for those who don’t look or act like you. I also recognize that there are complexities and inevitable challenges when we work to create a non-discriminatory environment. I provide an opportunity for you to engage in meaningful dialogue on the issues, get clarity on practical solutions, and leave better equipped to serve a full spectrum of people. I look forward to working with you.
Willy Wilkinson provides: 
  • LGBT and Transgender-specific Cultural Competency Training and Technical Assistance

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop Facilitation

  • Curriculum and Materials Development

  • Organizational Development

  • Research and Evaluation

  • Creative Expression through Writing, Performance, and Film

Contact Willy to schedule a training or other services
for your agency. California-based organizations and 
educational institutions may be eligible to receive these services free of charge. 
Willy is working with Out2Enroll and Center for American Progress, providing curriculum development in multiple formats, as well as LGBT trainings nationwide for consumer assistance personnel who enroll people for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This important project will increase access to health insurance coverage for thousands of uninsured LGBT Americans.
Willy continues to be the lead consultant at the California statewide Community Alliance for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS Project), where he single-handedly conducted one-fourth of all trainings statewide in the project's inaugural year, increasing access for thousands of LGBT people in community health and educational settings..

Willy also provides a high volume of training and technical assistance for the California Community College Student Mental Health Program and the Community Prevention Initiative.

Willy has three forthcoming publications, due in Spring 2014:

"Keyword: Cultural Competency," in the inaugural issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly, edited by Susan Stryker and Paisley Currah (Duke University Press). Willy's article is a global perspective on the need for transgender cultural competency throughout society.

"Reveling in our Authenticity," in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press). Willy's piece is about the intersection between mixed heritage and trans experience.

"Sculptor," in Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves (Transgress Press). Willy's piece is about family, fatherhood, and dealing with racism as a young transperson.

LGBT stands for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender.