- Founder of May Is? "All About Trans"
SaVanna Wanzer has been a DC Trans advocate, HIV educator, and community volunteer for more than 25 years. As the founder of Capital Trans Pride in 2007, she later started May Is? " All About Trans" in 2018, a series of events celebrating, featuring, and loving transgender people. Designed to educate and build bridges across all communities, SaVanna has grown her vision to include organizations and individuals from across the country. During her many years of service, SaVanna was the first transgender woman to serve on the boards of Whitman-Walker Health and the Capital Pride Alliance. She has also served on the DC Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee, and started and maintained multiple peer mentoring programs. Among her many awards, she was recognized with DC’s Black Pride Unsung Hero Award in 2017, Whitman-Walker Legal’s Robert Fenner Urquhart Memorial Award in 2015, and Capital Pride’s Hero Award in 2008. Retired from the federal government, SaVanna remains very active in her church community at Westminster Presbyterian Church in DC.