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Silas Musick is many things. He’s a climber. He’s a competitive mountain bike racer. He’s an ultrarunner. He’s a husband. He’s a father of two young kids. And he is a gender-justice crusader and LGBTQ+ activist who publicly transitioned in July 2016.
Musick has long enjoyed the Colorado outdoors. He started climbing the Colorado 14ers for fun and mental health, and eventually went on to summit all 58 of the state’s 14ers and several of its 13ers. In fact, being outside and pushing his body both physically and mentally has been a huge piece of his gender transition journey. “It’s how I found myself,” he said.
As a transgender advocate, Musick researches Androgynous Leadership by Queer Leaders at the University of Colorado and speaks on queerness and belonging. He has testified for a ban on conversion therapy in Colorado. As a transgender person, he experiences firsthand how our social structures privilege and oppress individuals who move toward or deviate from the dominant group.
Transgender Day of Visibility: Mark your calendar
We invite you to join us on International Transgender Day of Visibility, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. MST to hear to Musick tell his inspirational story. A Q&A session will follow. Interested participants can register HERE with their email address. We will send you a link to join the day before the event.
(Featured photo by Matt Payne)