Gia Drew (she/her) is Program Director at EqualityMaine where she’s been overseeing all education and training, youth programming, as well as advocating for policies and laws that protect the LGBTQ+ community since 2014. She serves on multiple committees, including the Maine Advisory Board to the US Commission on Civil Rights, MaineCare Advisory Committee, Community Advisory Committee for Maine Health Access Foundation, and the Violence Prevention Network.
Previously Gia was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years and during that time she transitioned on the job becoming one of the first trans public school teachers in Maine and one of the first out trans high school coaches in the country. Gia earned degrees from both Syracuse University and Savannah College of Art and Design. While born and raised in Boston, Gia has called Maine home for the past 20 years and lives in Kennebunkport.
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