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Ashlee Marie Preston        

Activist & Editor in Chief of Wear Your Voice

Ashlee Marie Preston is Editor in Chief of “Wear Your Voice” magazine,and the first transgender editor of a feminist publication. Outside of her role at WYV, she is a Diversity Speaker, Media Advocate, and Transgender activist.

Preston is Secretary, Chair of Communications, and Executive Committee member of the Transgender Service Provider Network of Los Angeles. She is also a board member of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, the Imperial Court of Hollywood/Los Angeles, and is Chair for both Communications and Media Sponsorship for LA Pride. She is Chair of Special Events & Vice-Chair on Trans Issues with the Stonewall Democratic Club, and is Dinner Gala Table-Captain Co-Chair & a Community Outreach member for the Human Rights Campaign.

Preston also serves as the Lead Advisor for the Gender Odyssey Los Angeles Conference and is on the board of directors for TransCanWork LLC & Mirror Memoirs.

In addition to serving the community, Preston produces creative content & documentary films that speak to the narrative of marginalized communities. She is a regular feature in BuzzFeed’s LGBTQ+ media and hopes that someday her visibility will shift our social ecology in a way that affords Trans individuals greater opportunities.

Preston was Miss Quest 2016 (APAIT), recipient of the “Connie Norman Advocacy Award” & the “Community Empowerment Award”. She received recognition from the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission for her role in the Transgender Civic Engagement Leadership pilot and was listed as one of PopSugar’s 40 Most Influential LGBTQ People of 2017.


Ashlee Preston LGBTQ Pride Personal Essay | POPSUGAR News
Ashlee Marie Preston is a diversity speaker, media advocate, and transgender activist. Jan. 3, 2004, was the first day of the rest of my life. That was the.

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