Creating Meaningful Connections

This profile was written by Cheryl Burke and Kat Long.
It appeared originally as a part of
Go Magazine’s “At The Helm” Series

photo by Kristin Kurazawa

Joe LeBlanc (Founder, BUTCH Voices)

“I did not have the meaningful connections with other masculine-of-center individuals that I wanted to have,” LeBlanc explains, “and there wasn’t an organization that was doing this work already. I started the process of pulling together a team to make BUTCH Voices into a reality.”  BUTCH Voices hosts a biennial national conference—the next one is slated to take place in Oakland, Calif. in August, 2011 […] “Our mission is to enhance and sustain the well-being of all women, female-bodied, and trans-identified individuals who are masculine-of-center,” LeBlanc says. “We provide programs that build community and positive visibility, inclusive of and beyond our gender identity and sexual orientation.

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