DeShanna Neal (she/her/hers)

Family Organizer

DeShanna Neal, a Family Organizer, works to help families of trans youth know their rights and find their voice.

DeShanna is from Wilmington, Delaware and is a mother of four, trans rights advocate, author, and homeschooler. Her oldest child, Trinity is a transgender teen who transitioned a decade ago. DeShanna considers herself an accidental advocate who speaks out for the LGBTQ community, with focus on uplifting the voices of LGBTQ people of color. She has been featured in Broadly documentaries, The Scene, and have had articles written for the Advocate, New York Times, Washington Post, and Delaware News Journal. Her daughter has been featured in Essence, Time.com, National Geographic, and USA Today.

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