Dre Ceja is a Chicano, queer, and transgender speaker, facilitator, and trainer. They have worked in non-profit and for-profit settings to educate folks on how to create more affirming, welcoming, spaces for transgender and non-binary people. Dre is passionate about using intersectional approaches to creating more inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive and feel belonging. In addition to their training work with Transgender Training Institute, Dre uses their perspective and expertise on several committees and boards. They currently serve on the PA Commission on LGBTQ+ Affairs, the first of its kind in the nation, and are part of the commission’s Legal & Advocacy and Youth & Young Adult committees. As a commissioner, Dre has shared public testimony on the Pennsylvania legal name change filing process and has made policy recommendations for a more accessible and equitable legal name change system for all Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth.
Dre also believes that access to affirming and quality healthcare is a human right. Dre serves on Penn State Health LGBTQ+ Taskforce, Penn State Health CHNA Health Equity Task Force, and Wellspan Health Transgender Education Committee. They have worked with these systems to both build and strengthen their transgender and non-binary affirming policies, practices, and culture.
Dre is also part of the Pennsylvania Transgender Coalition and their Training & Education Committee. Dre has worked with fellow coalition members and partnering organizations like the ACLU to share accessible educational sessions. Dre worked with the coalition to educate communities on topics such as transgender and non-binary student rights in K-12 schools and sports. You can learn more about Dre by visiting their website here or by following them on Instagram where they share their personal story and educational infographic posts.