Photo Cred; Joel Krahn/Yukon News (2015)
Chase Blodgett - Leading Human Rights Transgender Activist in the North
Chase Blodgett is an activist, educator, speaker and consultant on matters pertaining to gender and sexuality. Chase is the leading transgender Human Rights Activist in the Yukon Territory and is engaged in National dialogues. He was the crowd favorite at the Moving Trans Histories Forward Conference in Victoria BC, the largest transgender conference in Canadian History. He is one of 34 “youth” named to CCUNESCO’s Youth Advisory Group which allows him to insure that trans voices are included in National and International dialogues targeting gender based oppression. He is very active within the Public Service Alliance of Canada and participates locally and Nationally in dialogues about gender inclusivity in the workplace.
Chase is the founder of All Genders Yukon, the only support group in the yukon specifically meeting the needs of individuals who are exploring gender identity, and for the folks who love them. He works at grassroots levels alongside Senior policy advisors. Chase advises Government Ministers, Political parties and has delivered training to Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis and the entire City of Whitehorse staff. He has worked with individuals as young as four years of age, and is able to supports all individuals, regardless of age in developing a deeper understanding of gender identity. Chase holds a vision for a world in which all individuals are free to express their gender fully and without limitation.
Chase’s story of love and acceptance through the Whitehorse Women’s Hockey Association has been featured on Rogers Hometown Hockey with Ron McLean and Tara Slone and the #Hostwithpride AirBnB campaign which received over 2 million views and spread his message of love with the world.