Trans Discussion with Atticus Ranck and Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck
November 16th 5:30pm
Atticus Ranck, M.A. Health Programs & Supportive Services for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and his wife Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck will facilitate a discussion on Trans History, resources they found helpful in their transition, navigating healthy relationships, and the importance of Trans Day of Remembrance.
Atticus has been an advocate for the LGBT community for eight years. He most recently worked as Director of Transgender Services at SunServe, an LGBT mental health agency in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he started as an intern working on name and gender marker changes for low income transgender people. He earned his M.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Florida Atlantic University where he also served as president of the Feminist Graduate Student Association. He earned his B.A. in Creative Writing at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where he was a student activist for LGBT causes on campus. While working as Director of Transgender Services at SunServe, the agency was recognized as a 'Best Places for Trans Folks' by South Florida Gay News.
Sebastian Pelaez-Ranck has worked in the medical field since 2013 performing everything from billing and coding to patient care. As a trans person of color, she is acutely aware of the issues trans people face in the medical community. As such, she has educated medical students and professionals on LGBTQ cultural competency with a specific emphasis on transgender patient care. Currently Sebastian is serving as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.