At heart, Brandyn River Gallagher is first and foremost a writer. Brandyn has long been a devoted activist and servant committed to the equitable redistribution of happiness. Their voice in addressing the limitations of sexual health resources for transmasculine people resulted in substantial improvements to HIV prevention research methods and study design internationally. They served the community through the non-profit Outshine NW for a two-year season and provided Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and independent consulting on trans-competent care in health and social services settings. They’re passionate about building community, bridging divides across the chasms of structural inequity, and healing collective wounds.
For two years, Brandyn served as a leader of the WHO-recognized PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex. They formed the Trans MSM: Rethinking Sexuality and Health educational support group in 2015 and continue to moderate candid, evidence-based discussions there. Brandyn loves engaging with researchers heart-to-heart in addressing the importance of trans-inclusion in medical science.
Committed to principled improvement from within through unrelenting self-examination, Brandyn has been enjoying over-the-road trucking with their dog Max, studying extensively, and writing compulsively for the past couple years. This has afforded ample opportunity to listen and contemplate audiobooks, masterclass lectures, and other informative resources related to systemic equity and inclusion, social justice, racial justice, gender critiques, history, cultures, and communication. They are intensely excited about life’s opportunities budding on the horizon.
The views expressed on this site are Brandyn’s alone and do not reflect the position of any agency or project with which they are affiliated.