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De Sube (she/her) has been a transgender advocate and activist for 25 years. She is happily retired, which gives her ample time to follow her passion - working with the transgender community. She founded the Gender Expression Movement support group in Hampton Roads almost 20 years ago and is one of the founding members of the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia where she currently serves as Chairperson, Director of Client Services & Treasurer.
Katherine Kaywinnet (she/her/they/them) is a Norfolk resident and community activist, with a focus on transgender rights and community-building. She is also an artist who can often be found cross-stitching nerdy and political art at local hangouts throughout Hampton Roads. Katherine is a founding board member of TAP Virginia and serves as Director of Marketing.
Sunny Haynes (she/her) is a Hampton Roads resident of over 20 years and community activist, with a focus on transgender rights and community-building. Sunny is the mother of a transgender person who is constantly fighting for rights in Virginia, and her child having equality and equity is her passion. Sunny can be found on the frontlines of protests and volunteering for various organizations to advance the rights of all LGBTQIA+ Virginians.
Bumper (they/them), is a Chesapeake resident, transplanted from New York, living in Hampton Roads since 1999. They only came out 10 years ago and have been very active in the local community ever since. Bumper has been volunteering their time with TAP Virginia, Hampton Roads Pride, LGBT Life Center and Equality Virginia. They are very passionate about supporting and being an advocate for the local LGBTQIA+ communities. In their free time, Bumper loves anything outdoors from hiking to many sports.
Shay believes that trans rights are human rights and every human has the right to safe, affordable, adequate housing. He is passionate about helping others overcome barriers and making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. He has been working in mental health and human services for years and is new to TAP VA. A self proclaimed nerd, Shay enjoys reading books of all sorts and loves learning new things. He is a music enthusiast and enjoys traveling. Shay looks forward to helping fellow transgender and non-binary individuals find housing solutions, community resources, and navigate systems safely while advocating for change.