John Trimble

Deputy Executive Director & Co-Founder
Trans Sistas of Color Project - Detroit
John A. Trimble has worked for a number of non-profit organizations doing social justice work for close to 20 years. In 2012, he was recognized by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden as an Emerging Leader in the LGBT community. Currently, John is the Deputy Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Trans Sistas of Color Project – Detroit, the Executive Producer/Director of a forthcoming documentary exploring the narratives of TWOC in Detroit and working on his first volume of poetry to be published in 2017.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

The ICK FACTOR: How 2 Isms and 2 Phobias Keep HIV Rates Rising

The ICK Factor: How 2 Ims and 2 Phobias Keep HIV Rates Rising will examine how racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia play a significant part in keeping the HIV rates high in LGBT communities of color. We will examine the structural, community, governmental, cultural and organizational barriers that influence the way LGBT people of color - especially trans women of color - access services and view current prevention methodologies and treatment options. We will juxtapose, compare and contrast the HIV rates and services of New Orleans and Detroit. We will explore the HIV criminalization statues of each city and how they relate to disclosure, relationship and sexual politics. Finally, we will look at ways to combat and break those barriers and develop actionable steps toward that goal.

Speakers: John Trimble, Bre Campbell, Michael Hickerson