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Hi, I am Danni.
I’m a trans activist
and policy wonk.

I work as the Executive Director
of Gender Justice League

I am a community based activist & organizer who is passionate about civil rights, health care access, and addressing homelessness. I am dedicated policy and political wonk working across progressive movements for social change. In my spare time I like to bike and am an avid rock climber.

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Fundraising & Development0%
Employment & HR Policy0%
Safe Schools Policy & Curriculum Design0%
Campaign & Ballot Measure Communications 0%

I have worked for 10 years as a social worker, mental health provider, and manager for various organizations.

I founded Gender Justice League, was the National Program Director for GSA Network, Policy Director at Basic Rights Oregon, and was the Trans Health Program Director at Verbena.

I have lectured at over 200 universities, companies, organizations, and schools on issues impacting LGBTQ communities.

I have worked on a number of ballot measure campaigns for the LGBTQ community from non-discrimination measures, to same-sex marriage, to successfully defeating the country’s first anti-transgender ballot measure.


I’m looking to learn new technology. My interests are in web development, databases, & mobile apps.


I am ready to move to your company’s city if needed.


I have been a team leader for 2 years at the last position and am looking for a similar position.


I’m looking to learn new technology. My interests are in web development, databases, & mobile apps.

Press Coverage

Here is some press coverage of my work.

Latest tweets

Danni Askini
@danniaskiniSep 20
RT @heidigroover: The new mayor of one of America's most progressive cities likens the far left to the far right, via @HayatNorimine https…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniSep 19
RT @LambdaLegal: General Mattis didn't "freeze" the #TransMilitaryBan. He's carrying out orders. https://t.co/Eh3xHd04JV
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniSep 19
RT @allhomekc: Follow @c4innovates's series on #racialequity and #homlelessness and learn more about why we are leading with race: https://…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniSep 19
@glaad @SmartAssJen Proud to be Bi & Trans / nonbinary. Happy #Biweek xoxoxo
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniSep 19
@mayormcginn I'd take the job if offered. We need a survivor / advocate to help with budget proposals for homelessn… https://t.co/oTOanuNESt
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniSep 19
RT @KromanDavid: A group of orgs calling itself Transparent Seattle wants application process, candidate forum to decide who should fill Bu…

I am a dedicated individual who is passionate about justice, equity, and public policy.

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