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Selected Speeches and Presentations

¢      “LGBTQ-Affirming Responses to Law Enforcement Crisis Calls,” Contra Costa County Sherriff’s Office, Lafayette, CA. January 30, 2024


¢      “Navigating Appropriate Pronoun Use in Community Outreach and Human Resource Services,” Santa Cruz County Employment Services Division, Personnel Department, Santa Cruz, CA. March 23, 2023


¢      “Creating LGBTQ-Affirming Behavioral Health Services,” Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services, Martinez, CA. Multiple sessions for providers and interns serving diverse populations: March 13, 15, June 16, November 15, 2023


¢      “Advocating for LGBTQ Issues in School” (for students) and “Creating LGBTQ-Affirming Schools” (for educators), Educating Children of Color Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, January 14, 2023


¢      “Transgender Cultural Competency in HIV and Substance Use Disorder Prevention,” Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego, CA December 8, 2022


¢      “LGBTQ-Affirming Nursing Care,” University of San Francisco, School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA November 3, 2022


¢      “Creating a Gender-Affirming Classroom,” Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA October 10, 2022


¢      “Affirming Queer and Trans Experience at School,” Berkeley Tech Academy, Berkeley, CA May 18, 2022 (virtual)


¢      “Trans Advocacy in Public Health,” UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA April 28, 2022 (virtual)


¢      “Conflict De-Escalation,” St. Vincent de Paul, San Francisco, CA April 7, 2022 (virtual)


¢      “Supporting Gender Diversity in Young Children,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 24, 2022 (virtual)


¢      “Celebrating Pride: Trans Cultural Competency in a Global Marketplace,” Blackbaud. Charleston, SC. June 22, 2021 (virtual)


¢      “Creating LGBTQ-Affirming Healthcare Services,” Maine Health, Portland, ME. June 17, 2021 (virtual)


¢    “Poetry at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Healthcare Access,” Maine Health, Portland, ME. June 15, 2021 (virtual)


¢      “Creating Trans-Affirming Youth Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention Services,” San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA. June 14-16, 2021 (virtual)


¢    “Healthcare Access, Systemic Inequities, & Anti-Trans Legislation: Myriad Impacts on Marginalized Trans Populations,” Mathematica, Princeton, NJ. June 3, 2021 (virtual)


¢    “Best Practices for Providing Supportive Services for LGBTQ People Experiencing Justice System Involvement,” Imperial County District Attorney’s Office, El Centro, CA. May 19, 2021 (virtual)


¢      “Addressing Racism in the Workplace and Creating Trans-Affirming Services,” Eye Q Optometry, Santa Cruz, CA March 22, 2021 (virtual)


¢      “Creating Trans-Affirming, COVID-Era Services,” Finding Freedom: LGBTQ Symposium, Michael’s House, Palm Springs, CA, January 23, 2021 (virtual)


¢      “SO/GI Data Collection: Challenges and Best Practices,” Amador County Behavioral Health Services, Sutter Creek, CA, August 18, 2020 (virtual)


¢      “Asking for Help: Skills Building and Interdependence for Sustainability in Movement Work,” three-part workshop series for API trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive people, SF Bay Area, July 28, August 13, and 27, 2020 (virtual)


¢      “LGBTQ People of Color: Health and Wellness” City of Berkeley Mental Health, June 30, 2020 (virtual)


¢      “Creating a Trans-Affirming Esalen: Incorporating Non-Binary Housing Options,” Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, March 9-10, 2020 (In-person and virtual)


¢      “Creating LGBTQ-Affirming Services for Older Adults,” Institute on Aging, Psychology Training Program, San Francisco, CA, December 11, 2019


¢      Keynote: “Advancing Trans-Affirming Care in a Changing Healthcare Landscape,” University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, October 3, 2019 (the 2019 Vito Imbasciani Ph.D., M.D. ’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture).


¢      “Creating LGBTQ-Affirming Tobacco Control and Prevention Services,” Alameda County Public Health Department, Tobacco Control Program, Oakland, CA, October 1, 2019


¢      “Creating Trans-Affirming Juvenile Detention Facilities,” Santa Cruz County Probation Department, Felton, CA, September 9 and December 9, 2019


¢      “Being a Dad: Intersectional identities, Routes to Parenthood, Joys, and Challenges,” Camp Lost Boys, Elbert, CO, September 1, 2019


¢      “Creating Trans-Affirming Reproductive Health Services,” Expecting Justice, San Francisco Collective Impact for Healthy Births, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health, July 16, 2019


¢      “Providing Trans-Affirming Outreach, Counseling, and Advocacy,” San Francisco AIDS Foundation Syringe Access Program, May 21, 2019


¢      Keynote: “Expansive Queer Asian American Masculinity,” Middlebury Institute, Monterey, CA, May 7, 2019


¢      “Providing Trans-Affirming Care: An Updated Deep Dive into Practical Tools, Clinical Self-Reflection, and Advocacy,” Santa Cruz Behavioral Health Services, Santa Cruz, CA, May 2, 2019


¢      “Advancing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Cultural Humility in Public Health Care: Policy, Research, and Practical Strategies,” with Seth Pardo, Ph.D., and Kellan Baker, MPH, MA. National Trans Health Summit, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Oakland, April 13, 2019

¢      “Transforming Social Work: Successes and Challenges in Trans Advocacy,” University of Chicago, April 11, 2019


¢      “Creating Trans-Affirming Nursing Care and Services,” University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, April 10, 2019


¢      Keynote: “Reimagining Asian American Masculinity: A Mixed Trans Perspective,” University of Illinois at Chicago, April 9, 2019


¢     Grand Rounds: “Providing Trans-Affirming Mental Health Services,” California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, March 5, 2019


¢    “Creating Trans-Affirming Library Services,” San Francisco Public Library, March 1, 2019 and April 19, 2019


¢    “Creating Affirming Services for LGBTQ Individuals in Father Figure Roles,” First Five Fathers Corps, Oakland,  January 25, 2019


¢     “Advocating for LGBTQ Issues in School” and “Creating LGBTQ-Affirming Schools,” Educating Children of Color Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, January 19, 2019


¢    “Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data Collection,” El Centro Regional Medical Center, El Centro, CA, Training series, August 2018


¢    “Accessing Trans-Affirming Healthcare,” Camp Lost Boys, Elbert, CO, April 8, 2018


¢    “Know Your Rights in the Workplace,” Trans and Gender Nonconforming Empowerment Day, API Equality Northern California, San Francisco, March 24, 2018


¢     “Creating a Trans-Affirming Workplace,” Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA, February 26-27, 2018


¢     “How to be a SO/GI Champion Program Rock Star,” San Francisco Department of Public Health, February 23 and March 8, 2018


¢    “Train the Trainers: Developing SFDPH Staff Skills in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) Data Collection,” San Francisco Department of Public Health, Training series, 2018-2019


¢    “Practicing Cultural Humility in Patient and Client Care: Collecting Information about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” San Francisco Department of Public Health, January 24, 2018


¢    “Advocating for LGBTQ Health Issues,” San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, San Mateo, CA,  December 14, 2017


¢     “Creating Trans-Affirming Schools,” California Teachers Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA: December 8, 2018; San Jose: December 9, 2017; Palm Springs: December 10, 2016; San Jose: November 14, 2015


¢     “Fireside Chat for Transmasculine Folks of Color: What does it mean to be your rugged, unbridled, unapologetically transmasculine self as a person of color?” Camp Lost Boys, Angelus Oaks, CA, October 28, 2017


¢     Keynote: “Intersectional Resistance and Resilience: Strategies for Survival,” UMASS Amherst, October 24, 2017


¢     “Providing Equal Access for Transgender Populations in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services,” Substance Use Disorders Statewide Conference, Pomona, CA: August 24, 2017; Garden Grove, CA: August 23, 2016; Garden Grove, CA: October 27, 2015; Costa Mesa, CA: August 12, 2014


¢     “Working Effectively with API Trans Folks,” Gender Odyssey Conference, Burbank, CA, June 29, 2017


¢     Keynote: “Intersectional Trans Resistance and Action,” Dominican University, San Rafael, CA, March 27, 2017


¢     Keynote: “TRANSformational Resistance with an Intersectional Lens,” TRANSforming Gender Conference, University of Colorado at Boulder, March 10, 2017


¢     Keynote: “Trans Justice, Resistance, and Action,” Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, February 16, 2017


¢     “Creating Affirming Services for LGBTQ Populations with Spinal Cord Injury,” Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Short Hills, NJ, February 14, 2017


¢     Keynote: “Viewing Trans Experience through a Mixed Heritage Lens,” Elon University, Elon, NC, January 5, 2017


¢     “Real Talk” Talk Show, Pasadena, CA, December 12, 2016


¢     “Creating an LGBTQ-Affirming Campus,” Diversity Learning Series, California State University Monterey Bay, November 16, 2016


¢     Keynote: “Transgender Cultural Competency in the Academy and the Field,” California Institute of Integral Studies, Expanding the Circle Conference, November 13, 2016


¢     “Working Effectively with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People,” Human Services Agency, City and County of San Francisco, multiple engagements between October 14, 2016 and January 27, 2017


¢     “Transgender Cultural Competency in Nursing,” University of San Francisco, School of Nursing, September 28, 2016 (many engagements at the USF School of Nursing over the last decade)


¢     “Caring for Children across the Gender Spectrum,” BANANAS, September 27 and October 4, 2016


¢     “Providing Cultural Competent and Medically Competent Care for Trans People with Genital Surgeries,” Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Sexual Assault Response Team,” San Jose, CA, September 20, 2016


¢     “Transmasculinity of Color,” Transmission Retreat, Saratoga Springs, CA, September 10, 2016


¢     “API Trans Folks in Community,” “Trans Family Forum,” and “Viewing Trans Justice through an Intersectional Lens,” Gender Odyssey Conference, Seattle, WA, August 5 and 7, 2016


¢     “Born on the Edge of Race and Gender Fireside Chat,” Accenture, San Francisco, June 24, 2016


¢     “Expanding the Edges: Intersectionality in a QTPOC-Centered Universe,” Queer Trans People of Color Conference: “QTPOC Mixtape: Archiving, Reclaiming, and Liberating Our Stories,” UC Berkeley, April 30, 2016


¢     Keynote: “Queering the Body: Intersectionality at the Edges of Race, Gender, and Disability,” Princeton University, April 18, 2016


¢     “Creating Trans-Affirming Services for Families with Young Children,” First Five Alameda County, April 13, 2016


¢     Keynote: “Creating a Trans-Affirming Campus,” Pomona College, February 29, 2016


¢     “Providing Equal Access for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Populations,” Asterisk Trans* Conference, UC Riverside, February 27, 2016


¢     Keynote: “Viewing Trans Justice through an Intersectional Lens,” Penn State University, State College, PA, February 22, 2016


¢     Keynote: “Advancing Transgender Cultural Competency in Perioperative Care,” Christiana Care Health System Perioperative Conference, Newark, DE, February 20, 2016


¢     “Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: An Intersectional Approach to Trans Studies,” Stanford University, February 8, 2016


¢     “Out at Work: Transgender Experiences in the Workplace,” in partnership with the San Francisco LGBT Center and Transgender Law Center, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), San Francisco, November 18, 2015


¢     “Transformative Writing.” Conducted writing workshops for trans and gender expansive middle school and high school students, Gender Spectrum annual conference, Moraga, CA, July 12, 2015


¢     “Ensuring Equal Access for LGBTQ Populations in Food and Nutrition Service Programs,” U. S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, San Francisco, June 23, 2015


¢     Keynote: “Intersectionality in Practice: What Social Movements Teach us about Expanding the Circle,” and an all-day workshop: “Creating a Trans-Affirming Campus,” Expanding the Circle Conference; Advancing LGBTQ Initiatives in Higher Education, from the Classroom to the Campus Quad, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, June 10 and 11, 2015


¢     Panel Presentation (organizer, moderator, and speaker): “Trans Voices in Literature,” Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, June 7, 2015.


¢     Workshops: “Providing Equal Access for Transgender Populations,” and “Trans Family Forum,” Philly Trans Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2015


¢     Keynote: “Mah Jongg Acceptance,” Queer and Asian Conference (QACON), UC Berkeley, May 2, 2015


¢     Phoenix Award Acceptance Speech, Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC) Lunar New Year Banquet, San Francisco, April 25, 2015


¢     “Principles of Culturally Competent Care of Transgender Clients,” with Jenna Rapues, MPH and Alann Weissman-Ward, MD, National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, April 17, 2015


¢     Moderator: “Navigating Transgender Issues in the Workplace,” Employer Lunch and Diversity Panel, San Francisco LGBT Center, April 15, 2015


¢     “A Trans Perspective on Assisted Reproduction” at And Baby Makes More: What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Donor-Assisted Families conference, Berkeley, CA, October 11, 2014


¢     Guest Lecturer: “The History of Trans Public Health in San Francisco,” WMST 245: Making Waves: Topics in Feminist Activism. Queer and Trans of Color Interventions; Instructor: Elias Krell, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, October 7, 2014


¢     Vanguard Award Acceptance Speech, SPARK! Transgender Law Center’s annual event, San Francisco, October 2, 2014


¢     “Culturally Competent Approaches for Addressing the Mental Health Needs of LGBTQ Students,” Expanding the Circle, annual conference on LGBT inclusion in academia, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, June 26, 2014


¢    “Six Principles of Leadership,” with Cecilia Chung. Transgender Leadership Summit, Northridge, CA. April 13, 2014 and “Work It!” Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative’s life skills employment certificate workshop series, San Francisco, December 18, 2013 and May 2, 2014


¢      “Clinical Issues and LGBT Adoption Law Nationwide,” Independent Adoption Center, Los Angeles, April 7, 2014


¢    “Increasing Access to Health Insurance Options for LGBT Populations,” with appearances by staff from Out2Enroll, Center for American Progress, the White House, and U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 19, 2014


¢      “How to Get your Surgery Covered under California Insurance Law and the Affordable Care Act,” at FTM Genital Surgery Forum, Oakland, January 25, 2014 and September 29, 2014


¢      Keynote: “What is LGBT Cultural Competency and Why is it Important?” at The Tapestry of Well Being: The Fabric of Inclusion in Mental Health, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA, September 13, 2013


¢      “Making it Work! Trans People and Employment” and “Writing for Survival: A Healing Path” (separate workshops for teens and adults), Gender Spectrum annual conference, Berkeley, July 12 and 13, 2013  


¢      “Addressing Transgender Cultural Competency in Higher Education,” Expanding the Circle, annual conference on LGBT inclusion in academia, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2013 and June 24, 2014


¢      “Culturally Competent Best Practices for Serving Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People of Color,” National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, CA, May 18, 2013


¢      “Tools for Conducting LGBT Cultural Competency Training in Health Service Settings and Educational Institutions,” and “Asian Masculinities: A Conversation,” Western Regional LGBTQIA College Conference, University of California Santa Cruz, February 17 and 18, 2013


¢      “Culturally Competent Approaches for Serving Transgender Populations,” Transgender Conference, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, November 9, 2012


¢      “Best Practices for Inclusive LGBT Coalition Building: Power, Hierarchy, and Intersectionality in LGBT Movements,” University of California Berkeley, School of Law, October 8, 2012


¢      “Transgender Mental Health Care: Teaching Cultural Competency,” Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2012


¢      “Disability Advocacy and Trans Advocacy: Intersections and Opportunities,” Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, April 9, 2012


¢      Keynote: “Working for Trans Inclusion in the Fierce Year of the Dragon,” Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia, and Action (AGREAA) Trans Studies Conference, Ontario, CA, March 2, 2012


¢      Keynote: “Where Old School Meets Forward Thinking,” California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) annual conference, Keeping Up with the Times, Irvine, CA, October 1, 2010


¢      ”Gender Transgressive Individuals of the Asian Diaspora,” National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Creating Change conference, Oakland, November 2005; Butch Voices conference, Oakland, August 2009; Mills College, Oakland, April 2009


¢      “Behavioral Risk and HIV Service Needs of At-Risk African Americans in Five California Regions,” CAPS Town Hall, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, February 8, 2008


¢      Guest Lecturer, “Gender Identity Disorder and HIV,” GWS 170: Sex Change City: Theorizing History in Genderqueer San Francisco; Instructor: Susan Stryker, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, April 23, 2007


¢      Keynote: “Viewing Trans Experience through a Mixed Heritage Lens,” FORGE Forward Conference, Milwaukee, WI, March 30, 2007


¢      “Gender-Bending Stories: Transgender APIs, the Invisible Minority,” Gateway to a Changing America, Asian American Journalists Association Conference, San Francisco, August 2, 2001

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