Photo Credit: Nate GowdyBrandyn River Gallagher, a devoted activist and community servant, has committed himself to the redistribution of happiness. His strong voice in addressing the limitations of sexual health resources for transmasculine people has resulted in significant improvements to HIV prevention research methods and study design internationally. He founded and currently serves as Executive Director of Outshine NW, providing group presentations, trainings, and independent consulting on topics of trans competency in healthcare and social services agencies.

Brandyn is passionately dedicated to building community, bridging interpersonal divides across the chasms of structural inequity, and healing wounds in the wake of the HIV epidemic.

For two years, Brandyn served as leader of the WHO-recognized PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex, and he formed the Trans MSM: Rethinking Sexuality and Health educational support group. He loves engaging with researchers heart-to-heart addressing the importance of trans-inclusion in medical science.

At heart, Brandyn is first and foremost a writer. His professionally published work is available for perusal in his portfolio, or enjoy a vast range of musings  by subscribing to his blog. The views expressed on this site are Brandyn’s alone and do not reflect the position of any agency or project with which he is affiliated.