Champions of Pride- Conner Maddocks

17 - Connor Portrait2015 Spirit of Stonewall Awardees

Every year, San Diego Pride accepts nominations from the community for the annual presentation of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards. The awards recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the LGBT community though their leadership, activism, and/or fundraising efforts.

Champions of Pride- Conner Maddocks
Connor Maddocks has been doing advocacy and civil rights work in the San Diego Transgender community for the past 12 years.

He is the lead facilitator of the San Diego FTM-SO Discussion group, and is an active guest speaker to various organizations, businesses and colleges on Transgender issues. He has done extensive trainings on all aspects of the Transgender Community as well as workshops for the community on legal name and gender changes.

He is a member of the Community Leadership Council of San Diego, Chair of the San Diego Day of Remembrance, and planning committee member of the Day of Empowerment. He is a former member of the San Diego Pride Board of directors, and an active volunteer of Pride for the past 11 years.

Connor is also a member of the American Cancer Society California LGBT Diversity team, a Past Co-Chair of TASC San Diego and he also served on the Transgender Leadership Summit planning committee, and the LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project – TG Advisory Group. His list of community service continues with the Equality Professionals Network (EPN) Steering Committee, San Diego Police Department Chief’s LGBT Advisory Board, as well as the San Diego Department of Veterans Affair’s (VA) LGBTQ Workgroup.

He also works to provide trainings to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and in 2015 he began working San Diego Police Department doing the very first trainings on Transgender issues for the department, training the police officers in every division in the city.

Connor is currently employed by the San Diego LGBT Community Center as the Facilities Manager and Program Coordinator for Project TRANS. He is also the parent of 3 daughters and grandparent to 8 beautiful grandkids.

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About Alex Villafuerte

Alex Villafuerte is San Diego Pride's Marketing & Communication Manager. He oversees the marketing for all of Pride's events & programs. Outside of Pride, he has a love for the outdoors, the San Diego brew scene, and naps.