Lesbian Visibility Week: Transgender Lesbian Love Story
Special Episode 13
The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.
Tiffany’s Pronouns are she/her/hers
Affiliations: California Democratic Party Executive Board, LGBTQ Caucus Co-Chair, California HIV Planning Group State Co-Chair
Tiffany is a wife, mother of three, trans woman, activist, and recognized LGBTQ+ leader. She is an Appointed California Democratic Party Delegate by Rep Barbara Lee, CD-13, (3 terms) and the 1st Trans Woman to be elected a California Democratic Party Caucus Chair as Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Caucus in 2019 re-elected in 2021. She is a 20201 appointed member of the CDP Credentials Standing Committee. She served as Secretary of the LGBT Caucus, 2017–2019. She was selected by Speaker Pro-Tem Toni Atkins as one of eight LGBTQ Californians selected as a CA LGBTQ Legislative Caucus Pride Honoree in 2020. An At-Large Hillary Clinton Delegate to the DNC in 2016, she is one of the first three trans delegates to ever attend the Democratic National Convention from California and a member of the historic first-ever DNC Transgender Caucus.
In 2017, she became an Emerge CA 2017 and Equality California Leadership Institute Alumna. Tiffany has worked in HIV Prevention and Trans Health for 20+ years creating and implementing innovative, nationally and internationally recognized inclusive health care programs for transgender and gender nonbinary folx. She has trained medical providers and Police Academy recruits on trans identity and community relations and provided technical assistance to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) International in Central America for their National Trans Health Service Strategy in Guatemala and Panama. She currently works at the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, as the first Transgender Health and Community Engagement Specialist and state Co-Chair for the California HIV Planning Group.
Listen in as we hear Tiffany talk about her journey from coming out as trans in 1989 to spearheading the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights!
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Michelle Meow is the host and producer of “The Michelle Meow Show.” The program’s tagline is: ‘Your A-Z, covering the LGBT, LMNOP, and everyone in between.’ Michelle’s mission is to construct opportunities for people to listen in too deep conversations to develop understanding and empathy. She shares, “We simply don’t have enough opportunities to talk and not enough moments to listen.” Michelle’s show can be heard in San Francisco and nationally on the Progressive Voices Network and her local TV show can be seen on KBCW TV and Channel 44.
Michelle also produces programs at the iconic Commonwealth Club, where she has also served on their Board of Governors. There she is dedicated to conversations around social justice with an intersectional lens. She has interviewed notable thought-leaders such as Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, NFL’s first out LGBTQ coach Katie Sowers, the first American woman in space, and Sally Ride’s widow Tam O’Shaughnessy. Since 2006, Michelle has been a co-host of the San Francisco Pride Parade broadcast and she was the President of their Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018. She is a self-described LGBTQI+ history geek, information sponge, and a lover not a fighter.
Michelle shares, “Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create change. We are all different, but in our differences, we find similarities and hope. Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create the change we all seek in humanity.”
You can learn more about Michelle and her programming here.