Positively Trans Program Coordinator
510-587-9696 ext. 330
Sophia Kass is a transgender woman of color who comes from Lebanon, in the Middle East. She settled in the Bay Area towards the end of 2015, first as a student and later on as an asylum seeker. As part of her UC Berkeley studies in Project Management, she interned at the SF LGBT Center where she spearheaded a project that aims at better connecting the Center’s trans and gender nonconforming clients to health and ancillary care in San Francisco and Bay Area, particularly folks living with or at risk of HIV. Sophia also has a background in Sales and Marketing in which she worked for 5 years prior to her move to the United States.
As a trauma and violence survivor herself, Sophia joined the Transgender Law Center’s team because she believes in initiatives such as Positively Trans to empower trans and GNC individuals to challenge and change injustices and a status-quo full of inequities, stigma, and discrimination. She hopes that one day she will be able to replicate these approaches and experiences in Lebanon, where the transgender community is still under a lot of pain and suffering.