Simon Aronoff

Simon Aronoff

At a Glance:

Simon Aronoff has been a Project Contributor since June 2008, has written 8 entries and currently lives in Chicago, IL.


Simon has a decade of public interest communications expertise and a deep commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality through community education and empowerment. Simon has provided communications counsel to a wide range of clients in the progressive movement, with a focus on strategic planning, organizing, and media relations for LGBT nonprofits.

He has held an appointed seat on the City and County of San Francisco’s Transgender Civil Rights Implementation Task Force and was a founding board member of the Transgender Law Center. A graduate of Smith College, Simon lives in Chicago with his partner and beloved dog.

Simon Aronoff: Recently Filed

Raise LGBTQ & HIV Voices in Health Care Reform

Filed by Simon Aronoff | June 24, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I am as pleased as the next guy that President Obama has made health care reform a priority. In the last few weeks, we've seen the House and Senate release draft reform bills, and the profit mongering executives of HMOs...Read More

Listen to the (Trans) Kids: EQAZ Interviews Kim Pearson

Filed by Simon Aronoff | June 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last week, Equality Arizona Radio broadcast a long format interview with Kim Pearson, Executive Director of TransYouth Family Allies. TYFA is the first national organization exclusively dedicated to supporting, educating and advocating for gender variant and transgender children. Hosted by...Read More

Trans Youth and Color Lines

Filed by Simon Aronoff | May 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

A long time ago (the 1990s), in a galaxy far, far away (Northampton, MA), I was a young trans person. This week is "National LGBTQ Awareness Week," and it's got me thinking back to the days when I qualified as...Read More

Transmen on Film: DC Premiere of Israeli Documentary

Filed by Simon Aronoff | December 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

On December 8th, I had the privilege of participating in the post-film discussion of Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter at the 19th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival in DC. The film and panel discussion were organized by the DC...Read More

Sorority Boys: Trans Guide for Fraternities and Sororities

Filed by Simon Aronoff | December 08, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

On December 3rd, Campus Pride and the Lambda 10 Project announced the release of a resource guide to raise awareness of transgender students and the issues they face within the Greek system of campus life. The goal of the new...Read More