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CO-DIRECTOR
Breanna Diaz (SHE/THEY)

Breanna Diaz is a proud, queer Latinx Texan based in Richmond, Virginia who loves everything  policy and powerlifting. She currently serves as the Co-Director for Pull For Pride and is a co-founder of the Share the Platform grant. In addition to sports inclusion advocacy, Breanna currently serves as Policy Director for Positive Women’s Network-USA, a national membership body of women and people of transgender experience living with HIV and allies that exists to strengthen the strategic power of all women living with HIV in the U.S. Contact: Breanna@PullForPride.com

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alex polish (he/they)

Alex Polish is a transmasculine powerlifter, teacher, and author. He is a certified personal trainer focused on gender and body justice in fitness spaces, and they serve as a mentor for trans youth at their local Pride organization.

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JAYCEE COOPER (SHE/THEY)

JayCee Cooper is co-founder and committe member of the Share the Platform grant, and a transfabulous, gender non-conforming, queer powerlifter and fathlete. They are also a former elite level curler, competitive rower, and roller derby athlete.

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Karleigh Webb (SHE/HER)

Karleigh Webb is a contributing journalist to Outsports.com, a freelance video/broadcast journalist with over 25 years of experience across disciplines, and an organizer/activist with the Party for Socialism and Liberation. She is also a staff operator with Trans Lifeline. She is also an avid athlete as a runner, cyclist, multi-event athlete and a softball competitor in the Southern New England Softball Friendship League.

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Val Zayden Schull (THEY/THEM)
Val Zayden Schull has been competing in powerlifting since 2016. They hope to continue to support trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming strength athletes by pursuing their ACE certification for personal training and promoting gender inclusive policies in fitness spaces.
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Mary Gregory (SHE/HER)

Mary Gregory is an active powerlifting competitor, coach, ref, and transgender woman. Lifting and competing have been an important and therapeutic piece of her life, especially for helping stay grounded while navigating major life events related to transition. Mary is excited to be a part of helping other trans individuals reach their goals for lifting, competing, and being involved in strength sports.

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