AWB Mission Alumni

Hannah Simpson

LGBTQ Leadership Alumna, 2016

Hannah Simpson is a transgender advocate and educator, an engineer, marathoner, traveler and unabashed nerd. She frequently comments on LGBTQ issues and has been featured as a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, as well as on WNYW Fox 5’s Good Day New York. Hannah served as the statewide LGBTQ Organizer for the North Carolina Democratic Party in last year’s elections. She has helped to lead LGBTQ delegations of Birthright Israel for three seasons so far. www

Related Articles:
A Wider Bridge Alumna Hannah Simpson Honored for Creating Change (Metro Weekly / February 2, 2018
We Built Temporary Homes for Hurricane Survivors. It Was Very Jewish. (Alma / October 4, 2017)
As A Jewish Trans Woman I’m Horrified By The New Military Ban (Alma / July 27, 2017)
At NY Pride Parade, ‘Intersectionality’ Catches LGBTQ Activists In Crossfire (The New York Jewish Week / June 27, 2017)
It’s Increasingly Difficult to Be Pro-Israel and Queer (JTA / June 27, 2017)
I Am A Transgender Zionist & An Anti-Israel Ambush Won’t Stop Me (Bustle / June 14, 2017)
Anti-Transgender Bus Invades New York City (NBC News / March 25, 2017)
On Purim and Visibility (Moment Magazine / March 11, 2017)
“We Must Look Out for One Another” (The Guardian / November 11, 2016)
The Dignity Cost of Being Trans (NBC News / August 16, 2016)
Being transgender and Jewish (The Jerusalem Post / August 4, 2016)
We Have to Love Our Lives Even More (The Advocate / June 13, 2016)
What It’s Really Like To Be A Trans Woman Using A Public Bathroom (Refinery29 / May 10, 2016)
‘Creating Change’ Was a Mess (The Advocate / February 5, 2016)