For the past 25 years, Elijah C. Nealy, PhD, MDiv, LCSW has worked extensively with LGBTQ adolescents and adults in both pastoral and social service capacities. Currently assistant professor of social work at the University of Saint Joseph, he provides trainings in health and mental healthcare settings and consultation around work with transgender and gender-variant children, youth, and adults. His clinical practice has focused on transgender and gender-diverse youth and their families. Ordained with Metropolitan Community Church, Elijah also preaches and provides workshops for faith communities and other organizations. An out trans man and author of Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition [Norton 2017], Elijah lives in Connecticut with his partner and is the proud father of three amazing young people.