Connor Gillis is a nationally recognized transgender advocate and speaker. He has given workshops, lectures, and trainings at Creating Change, Emory University, Emory Hospital, the University of Georgia, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf’s national conference, Ithaca College, and many other locations. He has been interviewed by local and national news sources about his experiences as a member of the transgender community in the Deep South. Additionally, Connor is one of the co-founders of TransGeorgia.org, an initiative in Georgia seeking to bring awareness to transgender-friendly services around the state. He has also co-founded United 4 Safety, a non-profit organization seeking to end intimate partner violence within the LGBTQ community in Georgia.
Connor’s teaching specialties include: the transgender community, the Deaf community, social justice movements, coming out, youth issues, sensitivity trainings, evaluations of the workplace/administration, and intimate partner violence. He is available to conduct workshops, presentations, trainings, and evaluations locally and nationally. He is currently living in D.C., attending Gallaudet University for a Master’s in Interpretation.
Note: Presentations, trainings, and workshops are also offered in American Sign Language.