Lauryn Farris, M.S. is a transgender woman with a history of advocacy at the local, state and national levels. She currently serves as Regional Coordinator for the Transgender Education Network of Texas, board member for the Pride Center of San Antonio, and support coordinator for PFLAG San Antonio. She was chosen for The Trans 100 in 2015, a recognition of the 100 most influential trans activists, and her family was featured in the Huffington Post series Let Love Define Family. She has been involved in numerous LGBTQ organizations and presents locally and nationally on transgender inclusion for a wide range of human service organizations, including working as a National Educator for the Human Rights Campaign’s workshop series, “Gender Identity and Our Faith Communities.” Ms. Farris also owns and operates Farris Family Film and Photography, and has served as Minister of Church Life for the Metropolitan Community Church in San Antonio. She has a Master’s Degree in counseling and student services from the University of North Texas. Her awards include the Vela Award by Pride Bigger than Texas, the Community Leadership Award from the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio, and the Public Citizen Award from the NASW. In addition to the feature in the Huffington Post, Lauryn’s advocacy has been covered by numerous other media outlets, including the New York Times and Fox San Antonio.