Q&A with Tyrone Creech Jr
Time & Location
About the event
Tyrone Creech Jr, Youth Leadership Organizer for GSAFE, will talk about his experiences working with LGBTQIA+ community here and abroad, working with youth, and his own journey.
Tyrone Creech Jr. comes from one of the longest standing black families in Madison, going back four full generations. Graduating from East High School in 2007, Tyrone went on to UW-Platteville to focus on his successful post high school athletics, where he discovered himself and came out at the age of 21. He returned to Madison shortly after, determined to explore and experience the new community he now found himself to be a part of. He joined the Madison Minotaurs, an LGBT rugby team which he played on every year, allowing him to not only make a name for himself, but also interact with many different sorts of people that called the queer community their home. When he was 27, he finally decided to experience life outside of the states, living in Australia for the better of two years working closely with the LGBTQIA+ community and experiencing a different way of life. Upon returning to Madison, he went back to pursuing higher education at MATC, focusing on a Communications degree with emphasis on LGBTQIA+. Tyrone has worked with GSAFE as an adult mentor for over four years, being a staple at the Leadership Training Institute camp that is held every year. Since sports have been a part of his life for so long, he dreams of one day focusing his advocacy in the queer community on LGBTQIA+ young athletes, providing guidance through his experiences and hope to nurture their confidence and activism into their future lives. No matter the occasion, Tyrone brings his leadership, confidence, and loveable personality to the table in hopes of positively influencing everyone he connects with.
Tyrone with speak from 6-7 PM. After a short break, the remaining time will be used for sharing/support.