Activism

Elle has won several essay contests for LGBTQ+ advocacy, and they are a published contributor to Trans+, a health and life book for LGBTQ+ teens.

Upon learning that their school no longer had a GSA, Elle reestablished the group during their freshman year. They have now served as president for four years. During that time, Elle organized an annual Day of Silence, developed and delivered inclusion and anti-bullying training for the staff, and advocated for safe spaces.

Given the previously tenuous existence of their school’s GSA, Elle founded the Central Texas GSA Coalition to support and sustain GSAs in the region. The Coalition has become a hub for both schools and other LGBT organizations while expanding to include charter school and homeschool students who may not otherwise have access to the life-saving impact of GSAs.