Landon (LJ) Woolston

Landon (LJ) Woolston
Location: Miami, Florida Cohort Start Year: 2018 Project Topics: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Built Environment/Housing/Planning, Business/Private Sector, Community/Civic Engagement, Criminal Justice, Disability Inclusion, Education, Employment, Leadership Development, LGBTQ Homelessness, LGBTQ+ Health, Public, Population and Community Health, Racial Justice, Sexual Health, Social Sector/Non-Profit Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), Adults (21-64 years), African-American/Black, At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families, Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Users, Foster Youth and Families, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Homeless Populations, Immigrants and Refugees, Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Populations, LGBTQ+ Communities, Low-Income Communities, People Living with HIV/AIDS, People with Addictions, People with Disabilities, Urban Communities, Victims of Crime
Transpire Trainings & Consulting, LLC

In America, both LGBTQ youth and adults face disproportionate levels of victimization, substance use, mental/physical illnesses, and suicidality. And with trans people being four times as likely as cisgender people to make less than $10,000 a year, commercial and survival sex work is prevalent in trans/non-binary communities.

As a social worker, LJ Woolston supported and advocated alongside queer/trans youth experiencing homelessness in Miami for over half a decade. During his tenure, LJ witnessed a plethora of systemic and institutional failures that had profoundly negative impacts on his clients. Many of the very same issues also impacted his partner, Diana, a trans-identified sex worker who took her life in 2016. In an effort to make spaces, services, and support more accessible and affirming for both his clients and queer/trans loved ones, LJ has crafted and delivered trainings on LGBTQ topics since 2013. In 2019, he channeled the breadth of his lived and professional experiences into his own training/consulting entity, Transpire Trainings & Consulting, LLC.

LJ (he/him & they/them) is a Miami-born queer/trans social worker, activist, artist, and Point Foundation Alumni. With a deep commitment to consciousness-raising, collective liberation, healing, and social justice, LJ launched Transpire Trainings & Consulting in 2019. Transpire offers training, speaking, and consulting for organizations, corporations, and service providers committed to creating inclusive, affirming, and equitable spaces and workplaces.



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