We’re very grateful to all of our guests for sharing their experiences, knowledge, and insights with us.

In addition to many local community members, our roster includes:


Guest Bio/Links to Workshops
B.J. Fadem  Attorney; Changes in the Law and name.gender change
Sarah Clark   Overcoming Internal Transphobia workshop
Aejaie Franciscus Proprietor of Carla’s Social Club; Being a Trans Youth, with local youth
James Gonzales  BAYMEC
Genderqueer Society  A troop of gender bending and trans masculine performers.
Leigh Ann Hildebrandt   Finding Clothes that Fit
Melissa Sean Mallory Makeup for FTM and MTF
Kellyn A. Lakhardt, LMFT Kellyn Lakhardt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He completed a BA in Psychology and a MA Degree focused in Social Clinical Psychology. He now works as a gender specialist in the Multi-Specialty Transitions (MST) Department for Kaiser Permanente. He found his passion working as a gender specialist out of a deeply personal, professional and political commitment to improving the healthcare access of the trans community.
Kathleen McConnell Teaches courses on advocacy, civic life, gender studies, and rhetoric at SJSU
Maribel Martinez  Manager, Office of LGBTQ Affairs, County of Santa Clara
Sam Liccardo   Mayor of San Jose
Donny Mirasou, AKA Jean Bat
Multi title holding and award winning drag king and trans performer, Donny Mirassou has been on the drag and burlesque stages for over 25 years. He has been called the King of American Night Flowers and is one of the only transman in burlesque and one of the top drag kings in the country.
He’s a part of Bad Influences Burlesques, Circus of Sin, House of Nox, The Imperial Star Empire, Dreamscapes, and tons of other troupes. He has performed for anyone from members of the US Congress to NASA scientists.
Anthony Montalvo  LGBTQ Wellness Program Coordinator, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley
Joanne Sterpin & Local religious leaders  Affirming Congregations
Cassie Blume Director of LGBTQ Programs @ The LGBTQ Youth Space

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley a Division of Caminar

 Dr. Thomas Satterwhite  Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services

Dr. Thomas Satterwhite completed college, medical school, and his plastic surgery residency at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.  His expertise in facial surgery was further refined with the completion of a craniofacial fellowship. He has recently joined forces with Dr. Curtis Crane, and together their San Francisco practice is dedicated to providing excellent, personal, and comprehensive care to the transgender community and the LGBT community at large.  Dr. Satterwhite has remained actively involved in the LGBT family.  For close to 20 years, the San Francisco Bay Area has been the home for Dr. Satterwhite and his partner Harald, and now recently, their infant son Alexander.

All surgical aspects for MTF & FTM

Fresh! White CPCC. Affirmative Acts Coaching and The Power of Compassion