About the authors

Dr. Eli R. Green, CSES

Dr. Eli R Green (he/they) is a formally trained educator who has been facilitating trans-related content since he came out as trans in 2000. He is a well-regarded expert trainer who combines his experiences as a part of trans community, with expertise in facilitation, and a passion for helping make sense of the complexities of gender. Over the years Dr. Green has helped thousands of people and organizations have a better understanding of what it means to be trans and how to be affirming. His consulting practice is Trans-Affirming Training & Consulting, and specializes in helping organizations realize their goals to better support and uplift trans and non-binary people as a part of collective anti-oppression work.  He holds a PhD & MEd from Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies, a MA in Applied Women’s Studies from Claremont Graduate University and is an AASECT certified supervisor. He has won multiple awards for his writing, teaching and DEI leadership in sexuality education.


Luca Maurer, MS, CSES, CFLE

Luca Maurer, MS (he/him/his) is the founding director of The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College. In this role Maurer fosters the academic success and personal growth of LGBT and allied students, and offers college wide services to enhance the campus community’s understanding and appreciation of LGBT people and themes. Under Maurer’s leadership, Ithaca College was named one of the 25 best campuses in the nation for LGBT students, and one of top 10 transgender friendly colleges and universities nationwide. In addition, Maurer has taught college courses on issues of health and sexuality at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Maurer also serves as a consultant and trainer on a variety of themes, including disability issues, LGBT issues, global health issues, and diversity and multiculturalism, and has spoken throughout the country and in other countries for audiences on these issues. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists has designated Maurer a Certified Sexuality Educator and Certified Sexuality Counselor. Maurer has served as Senior Advisory Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, and as a member of the Editorial Board of The Prevention Researcher, a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth. Maurer is also a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations. Co-editor of Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience published by Westview Press in 2009, Maurer’s written work on sexual orientation, gender identity, disability issues, and HIV/AIDS has appeared in a variety of publications. 


Find out more about Luca’s work at www.LucaMaurer.com.