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DeShanna Neal

DeShanna Neal, from Wilmington, Delaware, is a mother of four, trans rights advocate, author, and homeschooler. Her oldest child, Trinity, is a transgender teen who transitioned a decade ago. DeShanna considers herself an accidental advocate who speaks out for the LGBTQ community, with a focus on uplifting the voices of LGBTQ people of color. She has been featured in Broadly documentaries, The Scene, and has had articles written for The Advocate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Delaware News Journal. Her daughter has been featured in Essence,, National Geographic, and USA Today.


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