Jocelyn St. Claire (she/her) Regional Outreach Manager - Region 1
Hi! My name is Jocelyn St. Claire, and I am 22 years old. I am also a pansexual trans woman, who has spent the past five years of her life not only transitioning but also researching in-depth about what it means to be a part of the LGBT+ community-specifically what it means to be transgender.
I remember the day I came out like it was yesterday. I was 15, and finally realized my struggle in life. Unfortunately, although I had the therapy I needed, my family was unsupportive and that prevented me from medically transitioning when I needed to. I spent the next five years thoroughly researching and understanding everything I could about what being trans meant for not only myself but others, and once I finally began my journey I felt like the me I have always wanted to become. Now, I am here to do the same for others by telling my story and helping them navigate their own.
Over the past year, I have spent time understanding the ins-and-outs of the legal and medical systems when it comes to being trans and getting the help and recognition we need to live comfortable lives. I have also been a part of several amazing groups and participated in news articles and documentaries that have created a strong, helpful, supportive network for the LGBT+ crowd. As it currently stands, for those of us to get help we must travel long distances-which most people aren't able to do. Not to mention the fact that we need the most help when we are teens! As a result, I hope to be a strong resource and ally to not only help those like me begin their journey the right way but also to bring outside resources into my home state.