Giovanni Blair

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Giovanni Blair McKenzie is a nationally acclaimed and award-winning advocate, speaker and writer. Giovanni is the founder of the Queer Intersections Force, a youth ambassador for the Human Rights Campaign and an advocate for the #intersectionality movement, while being a proud gender-fluid immigrant from the West Indies.

Articles by Giovanni Blair

A Teachable Moment on Gender Fluidity

This writer and LGBT advocate spoke to a group of middle school students about being gender fluid. The next day, an unforgettable email showed them the power of open and honest dialogue.

Seeing ALL Identities of LGBTQ Youth of Color

Giovanni Blair McKenzie gave this speech about supporting LGBTQ youth of color and “interlocking forms of discrimination” at the 2015 Human Rights Campaign’s Time to THRIVE conference.
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