Meet DeShanna Neal, BS, MS (she/they)
DeShanna Neal is a queer, mother of 4 and graduate of Wilmington University of a MS in Applied Family Science. Since sharing their story of raising a transgender child, they have been a public figure for families of LGBTQ children in Wilmington, Delaware for several years. They battled Delaware Medicaid for pediatric transgender services after their own transgender child was denied and after an eight months fight, they won. Changing policy for all transgender and non-binary youth in the state.
They are the co-organizer and creator of New Castle County's first ever LGBTQ Youth Pride Festival, as well as, Delaware's first Drag Queen Story Hour. They have also co-authored a children's picture book, My Rainbow, with their daughter Trinity Neal. Now, they have created their new non-profit for Delaware's often ignored LGBTQ communities to ensure they too have a place at the table.