Meet DeShanna Neal, BS-Psy, pre-MS-AFM (she/they)
DeShanna Neal is a queer, mother of 4 and grad student at Wilmington University. Working on their degree in Applied Family Science, 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. 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.