Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations.
Avory is Director of Operations at the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C. Hir work has been featured at Ms. Magazine Online, RH Reality Check, Feministe, and Feministing and zie writes regularly at Radically Queer, Gender Across Borders, and Girl w/ Pen. Zie is published in the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice and hir work will appear in two upcoming anthologies. Zie is also a graduate of the Women's Media Center's Progressive Women's Voices program and has won numerous social justice awards.
Avory has given workshops and presentations on topics ranging from sexual orientation in international human rights law to polyamory and new media to incorporating ambiguous identities in queer movements. To schedule a talk, workshop, or consulting session, please see the Speaking page for topics. For press inquiries or to request a book review, please see the Press page.