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Zander Keig: TYFA Speaker bio


Zander Keig, MSW is an outspoken advocate, mentor and educator in the LGBT community since 1987. Zander is co-editor of the 2012 Lambda Literary Finalist Letters for my Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect (Wilgefortis, 2011) and is currently editing Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves (Forthcoming: May, 2014) by Transgress Press

In addition to Trans Youth Family Allies, Zander is currently lending his talents to the Department of Veterans Affairs Transgender Education Workgroup, the Transgender Advisory Group for the California LGBT Reducing DisparitiesProject, and TransMentors International. A co-founder of the Lou Sullivan Society, a San Francisco based FTM organization honoring the life and work of Louis Graydon Sullivan, Zander strives to keep Lou and other FtM pioneers alive in the hearts and minds of trans men everywhere.

Zander holds a B.A. in speech with a concentration in interpersonal communication (Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1999), a M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution with an emphasis in college student personnel administration (Nova Southeastern University, 2002),  a M.T.S. in Theology with a focus on world religions (Pacific School of Religion, 2004), and an M.S.W. in social work with a focus on clinical social work (San Diego State University, 2012).

Zander resides in Berkeley with his beautiful wife Margaret.

More about Zander here:  Trans 100Successful Trans MenRockwood LGBTQ Advocacy Fellowship (2007), Tranifesto,Clocked: An Oral History (2007), Hot Trans GuysGender Odyssey Blog, and Metro State Alumni Association.