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More about Noah Alvarez

Noah Alvarez is a 20-something resident of Los Angeles, California who has a passion for writing, speaking, and mentoring on all things trans*. Noah’s love for people and passion for healthy, whole living has influenced his mission of fresh outreach within the trans* community and in his every day life. Along with being a dedicated partner to his wife, Ryder and a loving companion to their dog Shaka, Noah is dedicated to bringing light and exposure to successful, positive LGBT* individuals who are building their empires and changing the way society relates to, and interacts with transgender people. Noah is a dynamic empowerment speaker and youth life coach who helps individuals reach and maintain a 100% life.

More about Avory Faucette



Avory Faucette is a trans queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law, and is an award-winning international social justice legal activist. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, marginalized identities under the queer umbrella, and the intersections between identity and law/policy. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations.  Hir work can be found at Radically Queer and Queer Feminism, as well as in published works such as the Journal for Gender, Race, and Justice and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses.  To contact Avory, please visit

More about Precious Davis


Precious Davis is The Youth Outreach Coordinator at Center on Halsted (the largest LGBTQ social service agency in the Midwest) in Chicago,Illinois. She daily coordinates The Youth Empowerment Project as well as the OVAH! Program. (Our Voices Advocating Health) Precious is a native Nebraskan whose calling to the Windy City came from her passion work in theatre and nonprofit work. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theatre and Education, Precious is glad to be involved in Chicago’s rich and thriving liberal arts scene. As an artistic associate with About Face Theatre and a facilitator with the National Conference for Community and Justice STL’s Anytown program Precious stays busy engaging LGBT youth in conversations surrounding bias, bigotry and prejudice in their communities. Precious’s passions are photography, queer performance, spirituality and transgender issues. Precious is honored to be the first transgender woman of color on staff at Center on Halsted in Chicago.

More about Jen Richards


Jen Richards lives in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago and is quite happily in an asymptotic relationship to radical authenticity and in a permanent state of aporia. Jen is unabashedly proud to be a graduate of Shimer College, longtime member of the Theosophical Society in America, and an Outward Bound alum,  has published articles, led workshops and presented talks on a variety of topics across the country, and relishes her work in the arts as the Managing Director of eighth blackbird and President of New Music Chicago.  She humbly requests your latitude as she figures out what the hell she is doing, and remains genuinely open to feedback.  She earnestly loves truth, beauty and goodness. She also loves you, madly.  Yes, you.  More: