Nic Zantop – The Trans Advocate

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Nic Zantop is a South Florida native who works to make a difference in the community. “I believe in advocacy,” they said. “I’m really proud to work with an amazing team that’s doing really impactful work.” 

Zantop, who identifies as trans and non-binary, is the Deputy Director of Transinclusive — a trans-led organization focused on serving trans people of color. Transinclusive provides various services, from emergency financial assistance to rideshare vouchers to essential destinations, like medical appointments or job interviews. 

“We do a lot of advocacy around the big pressing issues here in Florida, like gender-affirming health care, access, education, reproductive rights, and more,” Zantop said. 

It comes as trans rights and health care needs are in the crosshairs of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s GOP-led legislature

“They’re trying to legislate LGBTQ plus folks out of existence,” Zantop said. “But legislation and policies don’t have any control over who we are; that is innate. We are who we are. And there are no policies that can change that. But what they can do is make life really challenging for queer folks here in Florida, especially for trans folks.” 

Those challenges keep Zantop focused on their goals. "That’s one of the big drivers why I believe in doing this work. We will always have our trans siblings back. No matter what happens, there will always be people fighting for their well-being.” 

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