Kanoa Arteaga (he/they)

Gender in Motion: A Conversation in Trans Experiences

Kanoa Kau Arteaga is a māhū (trans) person originally from the SF Bay Area, currently living in Austin, Texas. For him, his role as a trans leader is both an honor and cultural kuleana (responsibility). They have founded organizations aimed at uplifting the lives of queer and trans BIPOC and today, he leads Trans Lifeline’s Microgrants program, which disburses small grants to help trans people update name and gender markers on identifying legal documents.

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