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

Co-Founder & Former President

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 Black Trans Men Inc, Capital City Equality Center, etc…

Tori Taureen


Hello, my name is Tori. My pronouns are She/Hers. I am a Black Trans Woman. 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.

Justin Brace

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Hey there! My name’s Justin. My pronouns are they/them, he/him, and fae/faer. I am a Disabled Queer Demisexual Panromantic Intersex Trans Man. I am passionate about ensuring all Trans 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 organizations including Trans KS, American Academy of Pediatrics, HRC, Trevor Project, Capital City Equality Center, National Epilepsy Foundation etc…


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.


Board Member

My name is Joy Hope. My pronouns are she/her. I’m a 40-something, Polyamorous, Panromantic, Demisexual Trans Woman. I seek to spread Trans Joy. You can find me working and advocating for a number of organizations including serving on the board for the Mid-America Freedom Band (LGBTQ+ concert band) where I play clarinet. As well as on the board for the JoCo Pride Association, and the leadership team of the LGBTQ+Allies BRG at Garmin (my employer).


Hello! My name is Blake. My pronouns are they/them and he/him. I’m a disabled Transgender Nonbinary person. I’m devoted to better accessibility in LGBTQ+ spaces, and advocating for Trans youth.

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