Our Team

We are a small team dedicated to ensuring all Trans folks have their basic needs met, and are treated as human.

Luc Bensimon

President & Co-Founder

Hi, I’m Luc. My pronouns are He/Him. I’m a Speaker, Activist, Entertainer. I am a Black Disabled Trans Man born and raised in Topeka, KS. I have dual BA degrees in Human Services and Criminal Justice. You can find me working and advocating for a number of LGBTQ+ organizations including Trans KS, Black Trans Men Inc, Capital City Equality Center, etc…

Tori Taureen

Black Trans Liason

Hello, my name is Tori. My pronouns are She/Hers. I am a Black Trans Woman in Lawrence, KS. I am passionate about advocating for my fellow Black Trans Women who are being murdered carelessly across the country. I seek to educate others on my experience and to create a more inclusive community.

Jesse Brace

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Hey there! My name’s Jesse. My pronouns are they/them/their, and he/him/his. I am a Disabled Trans Nonbinary Genderfluid person in Lawrence, KS. I am passionate about ensuring all LGBTQ+ youth have their basic needs met and are able to love and be loved as who they are. You can find me working and advocating for a number of LGBTQ+ organizations including Trans KS, HRC, Crisis Line, Capital City Equality Center, etc…

Hallie Horne

Stephanie Mott Foundation Director

Hey! My name is Hallie. My pronouns are She/Her. While I am not Transgender my chosen mom the late Stephanie Mott was and I seek to carry on her legacy by running the Stephanie Mott Foundation here at Trans KS. I seek to love all people and help them be themselves.


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