March 28, 2024

Eugenio Smith

January 23, 2024

Shaena Johnson

Shaena Johnson is a former GUTC Fellow and brings years of experience in philanthropy and LGBTQ movements, particularly in the U.S. South to her work as the Interim Out in the South Project Director.  Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Shaena brings over 15 years of organizing and advocacy experience as well as her extensive work in the community focusing on issues facing LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice system. Shaena investigated conditions of confinement for incarcerated youth and supported defense attorneys with zealous advocacy and investigation for court-involved youth in New Orleans as a Youth Advocate and later […]
June 27, 2023

Luna Moreta Avila

Luna Moreta Avila (she/her/hers), is a community space-holder and advocate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raised in a working-class European immigrant family in Chicago and forever transformed by the queer chosen family she found as a teenager, she has fought for personal and collective transformation for more than 15 years via a variety of political projects which center prison abolition, trans liberation, community empowerment, collective healing, and racial justice. Luna has led a number of projects that center transgender communities in the Bay Area at organizations such as UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the San Francisco […]
April 4, 2023