Juli Grey-Owens is a Long Island and New York State Transgender Community Advocate. She regularly speaks at churches and public forums about the need for statewide Transgender Civil Rights and gave a key address at the 2012 New York State LGBT Equality and Justice Day held in Albany.
Juli is the Executive Director of Trans PAC, New York’s first Political Action Committee totally focused on Transgender Rights. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition and the Coordinating Committee Facilitator for the New York State Transgender Rights Coalition. She is also the Chair of the GLBT Democrats of Long Island, and a member of the Suffolk County Democratic Party Executive Committee.
She recently completed six years on the Empire State Pride Agenda Board of Directors, the New York statewide LGBT advocacy organization. She was a Long Island Pride Parade Marshal in 2009, was the recipient of the Empire State Pride Agenda Star Award in 2007, the 2008 Auntie M’s Helping Hands Humanitarian Award, and Outlook-Long Island’s Activist of the Year Award in 2009, and the 2013 Long Island Crisis Center Groundbreaker Award.
She lives in Huntington with her wife Barbara and their two cats, Fraidy and Sylvia.