(HE/THEY) VP, Board Member
Mason Gallo is a queer-identified transman activist and leader. His activism journey started at a young age. In high school, he volunteered as an HIV and AIDS peer educator in 1994 for the public-school system in Flint, Michigan. Since then, his extensive leadership background has played an integral part in the LGBTQIA+ community by continuing to participate and volunteer for various organizations. He works as a leader in the healthcare industry while attending the University of South Florida, St.Petersburg, pursuing a degree in psychology and leadership. In 2018, he was nominated and selected to take part in the Transgender Leadership Summit for Equality Florida. He recently started a Tampa Bay queer book club and is working towards the creation of a Tampa Bay queer social meetup to assist in creating safe spaces for queers to unite. Mason is an outspoken advocate for the Transgender community and provides outreach and education by partnering with universities and organizations to share his story of transitioning. He extends outreach
to be visible for those who are unable to do so. Malcolm X once said, “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience
creates unity.” For Mason, being visible is all about spreading the light. Light about trans lives and experiences to create a world that is more loving, patient, and united.