OUR VISION

Envisioning a world that recognizes that sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation have endless variations, with all possibilities valued and respected.

Nonbinary & Intersex Recognition Project (NIRP) is the first, and leading, organization in the United States to address the rights of people to identify as non-binary on government issued documents. NIRP is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

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OUR MISSION

NIRP's mission is to create legal recognition of people whose sex and/or gender identity are non-binary by engaging in direct legal services, impact litigation, legislation, collaboration, and education.

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CONTACT US

Nonbinary & Intersex Recognition Project

3756 W Avenue 40, Ste. K #272

Los Angeles, CA 90065

 

OUR TEAM

 

Addison Rose Vincent (they/them)

Addison Rose Vincent (they/them) is a 27-year-old transfeminine non-binary advocate living in Los Angeles. Born in Canada and raised in Michigan, Addison moved to Southern California at the age of 17 to come out and live more openly. Since graduating from Chapman University in 2015, Addison has worked for several non-profit agencies in the Los Angeles area providing services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, transgender women color, people experiencing chronic homelessness, and LGBTQ+ people living with or at risk for HIV. Addison has been involved with IGRP since 2017, starting off as our Social Media Manager then as an Advisor. In addition to serving as our Executive Director, Addison is the Founder & Lead Consultant of LGBTQ+ consulting firm Break The Binary, LLC, the Founder of the Non-Binary Union of Los Angeles (NBULA), a Domestic Violence Prevention Fellow with Blue Shield of California Foundation, and a Community Advisor for LA Pride.

Thia Scott Traeger (they/them)

Thia Scott Traeger is a queer trans non-binary nomad currently based on the beautiful island of Oahu. As the child of a U.S. Air Force officer and now the spouse of a U.S. Army officer, they have lived all over the world and can never be sure where they might end up next. They hold a BA in English and multimedia journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MLIS from the University of Washington. Thia enjoys gardening, k-pop, and confounding the military community's cisnormative and heteronormative expectations at every turn. When they’re not advocating for open trans military service and trans-inclusive healthcare for queer military dependents, they're probably rearranging their bookshelves, listening to podcasts, or lovingly photographing their plants and sweet tortoiseshell cat, Aki.

Chris Chamars (he/they)

Development Director: development@intersexrecognition.org

Chris is a queer, transmasculine nomad who has spent most of their formative years living around the world. They enjoy solving tough problems with creativity, empathy, and a fresh perspective. Chris has served in multiple roles as an EMT, a teacher with Peace Corps and consultant for both non-profit and government organizations. They hold a BA in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in Vermont and an MBA/MS in healthcare management from Brandeis University.

Jake Rostovsky (he/him)

Education Director

Jake Rostovsky, MA, is a trans mental health professional in Los Angeles and works to provide affordable and affirmative services for the trans/non-binary/intersex population. Jake sits on the West Hollywood Trans Advisory Board and hopes that during his tenure he is able to help influence policy that helps to protect and develop services for his community. Jake also travels the country providing training and education to mental health professionals around working with the populations mentioned above.

Jade (she/he)

Marketing Director: jadeintersexrecognition@gmail.com

Jade is a Cree 2Spirit intersex activist and post-secondary student residing on unceeded Coast Salish territory, and as a trained mental health and addictions worker prioritizes the needs of intersex people and BIPOC. Jade aspires to create welcoming community based on mutual-aid and compassion for others, to help people navigate the healthcare system, and to become a childrens book author. Jade is pro body autonomy for everyone, but especially for intersex individuals and their right to define their own experiences.

Jordy (she/her)

Jordy is a marriage and family therapist trainee working toward her licensure requirements as a marriage and family therapist. As a queer and trans woman who is non-binary questioning, she is passionate about LGBTQIA+ mental health and has received training specializing in LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy. She has also volunteered with many Los Angeles-based organizations dedicated to improving the lives of gender and sexually-expansive communities and is excited to bring this experience to her role as NIRP Volunteer Coordination Director.

Toby Phoebe E. Adams, Esq. (she/her)

Toby Adams is an attorney who has spent her career helping LGBTQIA people, alternative families, and people with disabilities. Toby co-founded IGRP and served as it's Executive Director from 2012-2019. Winner of BALIF's 2018 Legal Service Award for her work with IGRP, Toby received her M.B.A from San Jose State University and her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law. Toby has served in various capacities with InterACT, Equality California, Marriage Equality USA, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Legal Aid at Work, and Transgender Law Center. Toby identifies as a bisexual, bipolar, cisgender woman. She lives with her spouse, Dylan, and their child in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rose (he/they)

Volunteer

Rose (they/them) is an intersex intergender advocate. Their specialities are education on the unique gender experiences that intersex people have and putting words to the feelings that intersex transgender communities experience. They have a vested dedication to grassroots education and to spreading knowledge of intersex variations and gender experiences to groups through educational writing. They're a major proponent of spreading knowledge of Ball & Vogue culture in mainstream LGBT spaces, and have a personal appreciation for classic house music - ballroom is their home.

Jocelyn (she/her)

Volunteer

Hi hi! My name is Jocelyn Silva and I am super excited to be a part of this team! I am passionate about creating safe inclusive spaces in all areas of my life as I truly believe it makes the world a better place. I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, hiking, dancing, hanging out with friends and family, and spa days! I also enjoy laughter so if you have a good joke, send it my way!

Atlas Starling Forbus (they/them)

Volunteer: atlas.intersexrecognition@gmail.com

Atlas is a recent graduate from Austin College having studied Anthropology and Art with a focus on gender expression throughout different cultures. They are a trans masc non-binary individual who is hoping on bringing to light the diversity of genders across cultures into the field of museums and is currently pursuing a masters in museum studies. In their down time they enjoy working on their own art as well as cooking with roommates, camping, and exploring new hiking trails.

"Lee" Lian JM Stout, MDiv (he/they)

Volunteer

I am a U.S. Army military police Veteran, a federally trained and endorsed chaplain (interfaith pastoral care) and a third order franciscan (Episcopal). I reside in Washougal, WA (near Portland, OR) on a haphazard little 'wannabe' farm with goats and chickens, etc. I grew up in a small, conservative town in northern California and am very interested in moral injury processing and spiritual formation within the veteran population and gender diverse communities.

Dylan Adams (they/them)

Volunteer

Dylan Adams is a transmasculine, genderqueer activist living with their wife, daughter, dog and cats in the SF Bay Area, CA. They have been a technical writer, a field organizer, a volunteer coordinator, a membership director, and a PC/network technician. Dylan holds a BA in English Lit from San Jose State University (1996), completed a course of study to prepare them to sit for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification exam, and works at Amazon Web Services. They enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and watching movies.

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Nonbinary & Intersex Recognition Project  is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

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