In The Know Honors: Lillian Lennon

Activist and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community
Age: 22
Hometown: Talkeetna, Alaska

Lillian Lennon, a genderqueer transgender woman and survivor of conversion therapy, which she was made to undergo by her parents at the age of 14, is an outspoken activist for the LGBTQIA+ community. Fresh out of high school in 2017, Lennon co-founded Talkeetna Pride in order to bring Pride celebrations to her hometown and to foster more support and visibility for the queer community in her small Alaskan town. In 2018, she took a hiatus from her college studies to join the Fair Anchorage Campaign and fight against Proposition 1 — which attempted to repeal portions of Anchorage’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance pertaining to transgender people — as a field organizer. She has since continued with her advocacy work to fight for trans liberation, queer rights and education.

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Twitter: @mslillianlennon

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