Meet The Founder

 

 

Thomi Clinton

 

Thomi Clinton began working in human rights issues in 1988 and has advocated for full LGBT equality since that time. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Transgender Community Coalition in Palm Springs, CA, which advocates for open access to health care, housing, and employment for transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people in the Coachella Valley.

 

She serves on the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee raising funds for safe schools. She also serves on the Cathedral City LGBT Days Committee, the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Committee, and Trans Pride Committee. Thomi also sits on Congressman Ruiz’s LGBT Outreach Committee and the Riverside Transgender Coalition. Thomi collaborates and works with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Transforming California, Equality California, and the Transgender Law Center. She facilitated transgender sensitivity training for Coachella Valley Police and Sheriffs with Mattie Lynden. She has served on the National Corrections Committee to create the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards to protect LGBT inmates from sexual assault and has worked on numerous reports before Congress on a wide variety of LGBT issues.

 

Thomi Clinton was nationally recognized by LAMBDA as one of 2015’s Trans 100 because of her work within the Inland Empire. She volunteers as a consultant for the Desert AIDS Project, Desert Regional Medical Center, Roy’s Desert Resource Center, Desert Best Friends Closet, Diversity Film Festival, and Eisenhower Medical Center. On her birthday in 2015, she was given the key to the city of Palm Springs to recognize her service to the Valley’s residents. In 2016, she received the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission Service of Excellence Award and was named one of 2016’s most influential women in the Coachella Valley by the Desert Sun.

 

 

1. Nov. 25, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/movies/2015/11/24/french-filmmakers-raise-funds-short-palm-springs/76133512/

2. Nov. 21, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/11/21/palm-springs-honors-transgender-day-remembrance/76019994/

3. Nov. 20, 2015: https://www.instagram.com/p/-XNAIFIq1K/

4. Nov. 20, 2015: http://palmsprings.gaycities.com/events/454535-second-annual-transgender-day-of-remembrance

5. Nov. 19, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/health/2015/11/19/transgender-health-riverside-county/76054212/

6. Nov. 19, 2015: http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/second-annual-transgender-day-of-remembrance-palm-springs/

7. Nov. 17, 2015: http://www.kesq.com/news/high-profile-victims-shine-light-on-hate-crimes/36514158

8. Nov. 1, 2015: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/54505915/monarch-fall-2015

9. Oct. 12, 2015: http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=37277

10. Oct. 3, 2015: http://www.palmspringsmoon.com/endorsements.html

11. Sept. 28, 2015: http://gettestedcoachellavalley.org/category/interview/

12. Sept. 24, 2015: http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2015/09/lukes-mother-in-law-interviews-jason-momoa-and-reviews-the-joshua-tree-film-festival.php

13. Sept. 20, 2015: http://bestevents.us/palm-springs-second-annual-transgender-day-of-remembrance/728245

14. http://www.geoffkors.com/endorsements/

15. Sept. 19, 2014: http://www.examiner.com/article/socal-sheriffs-dept-focuses-on-transgender-rights

16. Sept. 18, 2015: http://jtiff.org/product/awards-night/

17. Sept. 2, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/desert-outlook/2015/09/03/desert-outlook-editors-letter-september/32265429/

18. Aug. 30, 2015: http://www.ficginla.com/2015/catalogue/appfiles/assets/basic-html/page66.html

19. Aug. 27, 2015: http://www.kesq.com/news/two-hottopic-halloween-costumes-causing-controversy/34961760

20. August 17, 2015: http://gedmag.com/afterdark/tag/thomi-clinton/

21. Aug. 14, 2015: http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Get-Tested-Coachella-Facebook-Friday-Takeover-with-special-guest-Thomi-Clinton

22. https://www.pinterest.com/aurokalki/kalki-subramaniam/

23. Aug. 14, 2015: http://heyevent.com/event/72wis4tkd52sea/facebook-friday-takeover-with-special-guest-thomi-clinton

24. Aug. 2015: http://calgbtartsalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/AllianceNews-2015-8.pdf

25. July 23, 2015: http://dhsrotary.org/2015/07/new-rotarian-terressa-powell/

26. July 12, 2015: http://gogetfunding.com/jennys-and-cadices-lgbt-wedding/

27. June 4, 2015: http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness-for-transgenders-in-america-and-our-community/

28. June 29, 2015: http://emilydonovan.com/2015/06/29/first-palm-springs-picnic-for-transgender-pride/

29. June 28, 2015: http://www.kesq.com/news/coachella-valley-celebrates-its-first-transpride-day/33822184

30. June 26, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/06/26/transgender-teen-palm-springs/29348839/

31. June 25, 2015: http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/local-valley-governments-unite-to-proclaim-june-28th-transgender-pride-day-2/

32. June 16, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/television/2015/06/15/caitlyn-jenner-laverne-cox-transgender-tyra-banks/28789031/

33. June 13, 2015: http://www.palmspringsca.gov/home/showdocument?id=36001

34. June 2, 2015: http://www.kesq.com/news/valley-trangender-community-reacts-to-caitlyn-jenner-debut/33365134

35. http://myinforms.com/en/a/13564067-valley-trangender-community-reacts-to-caitlyn-jenner-debut/

36. June 1, 2015: http://www.kmir.com/story/28898820/journey-of-transgender-activist

37. April 27, 2015: http://www.kesq.com/news/valley-transgender-community-reacts-to-bruce-jenners-decision/32606066

38. April 6, 2015: http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/lgbt/20150406/lgbt-activist-to-discuss-in-redlands-gender-neutral-bathrooms

39. April 2, 2015: http://www.autostraddle.com/the-women-of-the-2015-trans-100-speak-up-about-supporting-trans-women-283730/

40. April 1, 2015: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/04/01/year-s-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-who-s-who

41. May 30, 2015: http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-trans-100-class-of-2015.html

42. May 19, 2015: http://www.pe.com/articles/xxx-767619--.html

43. May 16, 2015: https://pspride.org/harvey-milk-diversity-brunch-coachella-valley/

44. May 14, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/desert-outlook/2015/05/14/thomi-clinton-trans-honor/27335633/

45. May 12, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2015/03/12/riverside-county-unidentified-bodies/24717147/

46. May 11, 2015: http://www.palmsprings-ca.gov/home/showdocument?id=35080

47. May 8, 2015: http://www.kesq.com/news/sheriffs-department-adds-transgender-policy/25890578

48. March 30, 2015: http://d.explara.com/e/raina-chessman-vigil-you-will-not-be-forgotten-fb-7

49. March 29, 2015: https://twitter.com/thetrans100/status/582341721935183872

50. Feb. 11, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/2015/02/11/cathedral-city-leaders-open-gender-neutral-restrooms/23276335/

51. Feb. 9, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/cathedral-city/2015/02/06/gender-neutral-bathrooms-cathedral-city/22982325/

52. Dec. 10, 2014: http://www.sdgln.com/news/2014/12/10/desert-transgender-residents-face-quiet-revolution

53. Dec. 8, 2014: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/12/08/transgender-community-gets-help-desert-hot-springs-clinic/20114291/

54. Nov. 20, 2014: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/2014/11/21/palm-springs-vigil-honors-transgender-day-remembrance/70046130/

55. Nov. 18, 2014: http://www.nclrights.org/working-to-ensure-the-safety-of-transgender-individuals/

56. Nov. 18, 2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-kors/working-to-ensure-the-saf_b_6180822.html

57. Nov. 16, 2014: http://pspflag.org/banner/2014_banner/pspflag_banner_11-14.pdf

58. Nov. 14, 2014: http://www.gaydesertguide.com/articles/1114/thomi-clinton-says-ps-i-love-you-because.html

59. Oct. 11, 2014: http://desertdailyguide.com/476/our-transgender-community-by-thomi-clinton/

60. Dec. 10, 2014: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2014/12/10/coachella-valley-transgender-job-challenges/20203707/

61. Sept. 27, 2014: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/27/political-pop-election/16348343/

62. Aug. 19, 2014: http://www.coachellavalleynews.com/news-desk/palm-springs-transgender-community-gathers-allies

63. July 30, 2014: http://nicholassnowlive.com/2014/07/

64. http://whoisabout.org/Thomi-Clinton/110702710107969209563

65. July 2, 2014: http://www.desertsun.com/story/desert-outlook/2014/07/02/lgbt-equality-now-day-transgender-day-remembrance-coachella-valley/12070463/

66. May 9, 2014: https://carolynnawilliams.wordpress.com/tag/california/

67. Apri 14, 2014: http://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/04/14/valley-voice-hank-plante-riverside-county-sheriff-transgender-rights/7725341/

68. Dec. 18, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/12/17/george-zander-leaves-legacy-hope-lgbt-community/77415982/

69. Dec. 19, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2015/12/19/praying-tomorrows-desert-hot-springs/77591160/

70. Dec. 31, 2015: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/12/30/nonprofit-provides-job-attire-low-income-homeless-residents/78018758/

71. January 6, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/01/06/statue-pay-tribute-transgender-victims-violence/78321528/

72. January 7, 2016: http://www.kesq.com/news/cathedral-city-introduces-genderneutral-bathrooms/37323520

73.   Dec. 10, 2015: http://www.nesteggg.com/news/item/1678-palm-springs-chamber-of-commerce-ribbon-cutting

74.  Dec. 31, 2015: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/12/30/nonprofit-provides-job-attire-low-income-homeless-residents/78018758/

75.  January 6, 2016: http://www.943knews.com/cathedral-city-unveil-gender-neutral-bathroom/

76.  January 6, 2016: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/lgbt/2016/01/04/cathedral-city-get-gender-neutral-restrooms-jan-8/78111802/

77. January 7, 2016: http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/gender-neutral-bathrooms-unveiled-today-at-city-hall/

78. January 19, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/01/19/transgender-activist-get-palm-springs-human-rights-award/78870692/

79. January 25, 2016: http://goqnotes.com/41421/north-carolina-native-statue-tribute-transgender-victims-of-violence/

80. January 31, 2016:  http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/01/31/group-works-beautify-desert-hot-springs/79407664/

81. January 31, 2016:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wakeupradio2/2016/02/02/gender-journeys-with-special-guest-thomi-clinton

82. January 3, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/desert-outlook/2016/02/03/desert-outlook-2016-influential-women-thomi-clinton/79772066/

83. Feb. 3, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/desert-outlook/2016/02/03/desert-outlook-2016-influential-women-thomi-clinton/79772066/

84. February 8, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/02/08/human-rights-group-honors-safe-house-thomi-clinton-more/80033900/

85. February 8, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vygEnbFiE4

86. February 8, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/02/08/human-rights-group-honors-safe-house-thomi-clinton-more/80033900/

87. May 13, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/05/13/schools-risk-lawsuit-if-transgender-bathrooms-not-okayed/84340264/

88.  June 2016:  https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/55684822/live-magazine-237

89.  July 1, 2016: http://www.gaydesertguide.com/bookmarks/transgender-activist-shares-experience-of-becoming-true-self.html

90.  July 1, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/06/30/transgender-activist-shares-experience-becoming-true-self/86521168/

91.  July 6, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2016/07/06/these-two-anti-discrimination-proposals-may-become-laws-palm-springs/86727130/

92. July 6, 2016: http://www.kesq.com/070616630ptransformingca/40407668

93. July 13, 2016: https://www.desertaidsproject.org/supporting-the-transgender-community/

94.  Nov. 20, 2016: http://www.kesq.com/news/dozens-gather-for-vigil-in-honor-of-transgender-day-of-remembrance/177255945

95.  Dec. 5, 2016: http://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/valley-voice/2016/12/05/valley-voice-angel-clinton-transgender-visibility-transforms-desert/95018038/

 

 

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