Pride Center of Vermont has announced the hiring of Emily Mullen as Transgender Program Coordinator and SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program Advocate.

Mullen will be responsible for coordinating programs and individual support for transgender and gender non-conforming Vermonters as well as providing direct service (emotional support, advocacy, and referrals) to LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, bias, and/or discrimination. Their work in supporting survivors will focus especially on those who identify as transgender.

“Transgender Vermonters deserve affirming care, respect, support, and services, especially after they’ve experienced harm at home, in their workplace, and in the world,” said Kim Jordan, Director of the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program. “Having Emily join our team will allow us to provide these essential services to that facet of the community, as well as provide opportunities for community and connection.”

Mullen is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of University of Vermont. After graduating, they moved to Colorado where they were a recruitment and volunteer support specialist for Girl Scouts of Colorado and a founding member of their diversity, equity, and inclusion committee. They recently returned to Vermont with their partner.

“When I think of Vermont, I think of the first place I felt comfortable enough to explore my identities and be my authentic self,” said Mullen. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Pride Center of Vermont team and continue to learn and grow with my community.”

Mullen has been both a volunteer and intern for Outright Vermont, training educators on best practices for supporting queer and trans youth and assisting in the organization of the statewide Queer Straight Alliance Conference. The LGBTQA Center awarded Mullen with the Building Bridges Award in 2016.

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