Bixby Marino-Kibbee [they/them/theirs] is a non-binary, transmasculine, queer licensed clinical social worker. They have worked in the fields of social services and mental healthcare since 2005, providing LGBTQIA-affirming care to youth and adults, and their families. Bix was born and raised in San Diego but spent years living and working on the east coast in Virginia and Boston before moving back to San Diego in 2011. As a mental health clinician, Bix has worked with individuals across the lifespan including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults and their families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient therapy, community-based wraparound services, and more recently within a large healthcare system.
Bix spent five years working with youth and families impacted by systems of care including child welfare and juvenile probation through wraparound services before joining the San Diego LGBT Community Center as the Director of Behavioral Health Services in 2015. At The Center, Bix led a team of twelve clinicians providing outpatient individual, couples, and family therapy to LGBTQIA and HIV/AIDS-impacted individuals. Through this role, Bix focused on addressing the needs of transgender and non-binary youth and adults, including increasing access to gender-affirming mental health services, helping transgender and non-binary individuals navigate healthcare systems and decreasing gatekeeping.
In 2019, Bix joined Rady Children’s Hospital as the director of the Center for Gender-Affirming Care. In this role, Bix is tasked with expanding services to include a new stand-alone multidisciplinary clinic, providing a continuum of care for transgender and non-binary children, adolescents and young adults, and implementing training across the health care system. Bix has a passion for reducing health disparities and ensuring that all transgender and non-binary people have access to healthcare that is safe, affirming, and accessible regardless of geographic location and access to financial resources.
About San Diego Pride
San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.