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Nikki Kowell.

"Activism is about love and commitment. Each day there is a new battle, but if I can just get someone to listen, I've succeeded. It's all about education and giving people new tools.".

Age: 21 Home: Cincinnati

School: Antioch College in Ohio

Major: Biology

Relationship status: Single

Leadership roles: Queer Center coordinator at Antioch; former leader of Oak Hills High School's Teens for Tolerance group; first youth board member of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network in Cincinnati; organizer of Cincinnati's first LGBT Youth Summit; speaker for the Youth Empowerment Program

Advocacy: Working to make Antioch policies transgender-friendly while fighting for gender-neutral bathrooms; developing a trans advocate program; helping trans students with name changes; administering a campus survey about trans awareness and support needs

Hobbies: Dancing and reading
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Author:Jensen, Marjorie
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 25, 2005
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