Claire Yacishyn (she/her) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Claire is a proud Saskatchewan trans woman from Yorkton, in Treaty 4 Territory. Claire has a BFA from the U of R, and brings nearly a decade of experience working in the province’s non-profit sector, most recently serving as the Program Manager with the Yorkton Film Festival. When she isn’t working, Claire can most likely be found reading books, watching cooking and design videos, or being roped into yet another D&D campaign.
Tiberius Fayant-McLeod (they/them) (email@example.com)
Tiberius is a Two-Spirit non-binary Cree and Métis person from Peepeekisis Cree Nation and the Qu’Appelle Valley Métis.
They are a life-long activist, comic book aficionado, fashionista, writer, and vocal performer. They have a degree in Anthropology from the UofR and First Nations University of Canada. They recently returned from a five-year stint in Japan where they studied and performed Min’yo and Shamisen, sang in two cover bands, and taught hundreds of people their ABCs and how to avoid hugs from pushy people.
When they aren’t working, reading, or writing, they are playing Nintendo, studying astrophysics, or getting angry about how much clothes cost and then making their own.
Outreach & Events Coordinator
Nillin Lore (they/them) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nillin is a queer, non-binary, polyamorous, aromantic, award winning sexual wellness blogger, and erotica author who also provides diversity training & inclusive sex education around the Canadian prairies.
Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, Nillin comes to us with nearly a decade’s worth of experience across the non-profit service sector working extensively with organizations such as Moose Jaw Pride, the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council, OUTSaskatoon, and Saskatoon Sexual Health. They also previously worked for TransSask Support Services in 2019 and 2020 with implementing both our “TransConnect” and “Trans Employ” programs.
Nillin’s written work has been featured around the world both online and in print, including in the “BEDFELLOWS” exhibit at the Tate Modern Museum of London in October of 2016. Most recently they co-wrote chapter 16 in the 2nd Edition of “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves”, publishing this Fall from Oxford University Press.
Jaylin Schell (they/them) (email@example.com)
Jaylin is a non-binary, polyamourous, asexual, and aromantic person with experience in a myriad of different fields, including phlebotomy, computer science, poetry, and mathematics.
They support the queer community by facilitating two social groups with OUTSaskatoon, the Ace Space and the Bi/Pan/Poly Group, where they provide peer support and mentorship. Jaylin is a slam poet and the chair of the Tonight It’s Poetry board and had also competed in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2019.
In regular life, Jaylin can be found working on their home server, cuddling their greyhound, writing poetry, or reading a math textbook.
Gender Revolution (Saskatoon)
Where: OUTSaskatoon, 213 Avenue C South, Saskatoon
When: Thursdays @ 7:00 PM
Facilitator: Drumlin Crape (they/them) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Drumlin Crape is the genderqueer and transmasculine facilitator of the Gender Revolution group. Drumlin’s experience in the queer community began early when they led their high school’s Queer Straight Alliance in Calgary, and has since grown to include providing education to organizations wanting to improve their understanding and accommodation of 2SLGBTQ+ people, gathering resource lists for queer and trans organizations to use, and peer support. Drumlin’s years of experience with Camp fYrefly Calgary leading workshops, mentoring youth, and learning alongside other queer and trans people have taught them a deep appreciation of community and chosen family. Outside of their Gender Revolution role, Drumlin studies English at the University of Saskatchewan, spends time with their cat and their loved ones, runs, listens to probably too many podcasts, and analyzes pop culture for queer subtext.
Resilience Trans Group (Regina)
Where: UR Pride Lounge, Riddell Centre 225, University of Regina
When: Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM
Facilitator: Kēr (she/they) (email@example.com)
kēr is an intersex bisexual transfem Prairie Girl™ who prides themself on calling Treaty 4 Territory home. Although she’s a colossal mess she still somehow manages to gather herself enough to be involved in community building, development and organising and can be found working on matters – gender, race, sexuality and social justice. They’re passionate about mental wellness and are an ardent proponent of healing and self-loving. HIV/AIDS has been a lifelong work of hers and she was part of getting the Ministry of Health (Saskatchewan) to start allocating funding to provide universal coverage for HIV medications in the financial year 2018-19 i.e. PrEP, PEP and management / treatment of HIV.