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Picture of Sue wearing glasses at the end of her nose and looking over the top of them. She is holding an iPad and wearing a mask that says "Protect Trans Kids"

Sue Robbins is a transgender, intersex, and pansexual woman. Originally from Rhode Island, Sue served in the military for 20 years and after retirement, moved to the Utah area in 2004. After arriving in Utah, Sue continued her self exploration in recognizing and accepting her true self. During this time, she started performing community work before she was openly out to everyone. After transitioning to living her life authentically as a women in 2014, Sue was offered a seat on the board of the Utah Pride Center and her passion for volunteering and for her community blossomed.

Sue has been involved in efforts largely focused on non-profit management and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ and specifically the transgender and intersex communities. She has also worked with non-profit leaders in an advisory role and has been invited to participate in broader community efforts surrounding over the air and print journalism, inmate healthcare, and mental health.

Picture of Sue talking in front of the Utah Pride Center entrance during its grand opening. There is a red ribbon across the door.

Roles


Transgender Advisory Council/Advisor, Equality Utah 2018 – Current
KSL Community Advisory Board July 2021 – Current
Huntsman Mental Health Institute End Stigma Workgroup October 2021 – Current
Community Co-Host, Everyday People; KRCL March 2019 – April 2021
Board Member, Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah 2016-2019 (Chair 2019)
Board Member, Utah Pride Center 2015-2018 (Chair 2017-18)
President, Phi Delta, Tri-Ess Chapter 2012 & 2014

Recognition


2023 Utah 40 Women over 40 Award
2022 Equality Utah Impact Award
2020 Society of Professional Journalism – 2020 Utah Journalism Awards; Radio: Personality Profile; 2nd Place
2019 Kristen Reis Community Service Award Recipient
2018 Transgender Activism TEAM Award Recipient

Picture of Sue on stage at the Eccles Theatre with a screen in back that has a picture of her and the words "Sue Robbins - Impact Award"
Picture of Sue at a podium speaking at the Affirmation International Conference. There is a banner behind her with the year's theme "Rooted in Love"

Public Speaking


Keynote addresses/Major Presentations:
* Affirmation International Conference; October 7, 2022 – Utah’s Path to Today’s LGBTQ+ Legislation
* Christ United Methodist Church; May 22, 2022 – Transgender Interventions
* Northern Wasatch Oasis; April 24, 2022 – Transgender Interventions
* Transgiving; November 30, 2019 – Local Contributors to the Transgender Community
* Ogden Pride Soiree; August 1, 2019 – Transgender Federal Erasure
* Salt Lake City Oasis; March 3, 2019 – Transgender Issues in Utah
* Empowered Trans Women Summit; October 8, 2017 – Transgender Activism and Local Non-Profits