Equality Utah - Transgender Advisory Council

Transgender Advisory Council

Susan Ann Robbins (Sue)

Sue Robbins is a woman who is Transgender, Pansexual, and Intersex and uses the pronouns She, Her, and Hers. She is currently serving as Chair of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah, having been with this organization since 2016, and also serves on Equality Utah’s Transgender Advisory Council. She is a Past Chair of the Utah Pride Center, holding that position for two of the almost four years she served on the Board of Directors and is a founding member and inaugural President of Phi Delta, Utah’s chapter of Tri-Ess.  Sue has been recognized with the 2018 Transgender Advocacy TEAM Award and the 2019 Dr Kristen Reis Community Service award.  

Sue is an Electrical Engineer currently employed with a government contractor. She is a proud veteran with 20 years of service in the US Army working first as a Tank Crewmember and later in Satellite Communications. Sue lives in Woods Cross with her loving and amazing wife Theresa and has four children and 10 grandchildren.

 

Candice Metzler, MS, CSW

Candice is a doctoral candidate from the University of Utah and expects to complete her degree in the spring of 2019. Her doctoral research examines the role of language in clinical practice with gender nonconforming clients. Candice is a therapist and sees clients through the Utah Pride Center and University of Utah Bridge Training Clinic. She has more than 6 years’ experience working with LGBTQI populations and primarily works with transgender and gender nonconforming youth and young adults. She is the Executive Director of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah. She is also a member of the Reconciliation and Growth Project and serves on the Leadership Committee for the LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild. Candice served as a volunteer trainer through the Department of Justice where she conducted trainings with Utah law enforcement from 2013 to 2016. She has worked with many local, state, and federal organizations providing education, consultation, and trainings, which continues to date.

 

Lucas Fowler

Lucas Fowler is a 41 year old activist, and a proud trans man. He has raised two sons, and is now helping raise his granddaughter. His activism began with politics, but eventually shifted to concentrate on queer and trans issues. He has served on the steering committee for the Utah Pride Festival, and currently serves on the board of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah.

 

Neca Allgood

Neca  attended BYU and Princeton, where she earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. She and her husband, David Moore, are parents of three sons. Her middle child, Grayson Moore, is transgender. Since Grayson transitioned (in 2011) at age 16, he and Neca have been actively working to extend legal protections in Utah to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Neca is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband own a small engineering consulting firm. Neca is past-president of the Mama Dragons, and currently serves on the board of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families, and Friends.

 

Olivia Jaramillo

Olivia Jaramillo was born and raised in Mexico. She immigrated when she was 14. During her 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, she served tours in Iraq and humanitarian missions to Nigeria, South Africa, and Mozambique. In 2016, Olivia was one of the first transgender women to officially change her name and gender marker while on Active Duty status. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology. 

Olivia is the Legislative Chair, District 14 for the Utah Democratic Party. She is board member on the Equality Utah Transgender Advisory Council, the Ogden Pride council, and is the Mentorship Chair for the Utah Pride Center’s TransAction program. She aspires to bring change to Utah by empowering minorities towards positive lives.

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