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Dana TherActivist Johnson, MSW
(Pronouns: They/ Them/ Theirs)
LGBTQ+ Activist, Author, Filmmaker & Consultant.

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Dana TherActivist Johnson, MSW (They/Them/Theirs) is a transgender non-binary community activist, author, entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, professional development  instructor, and DEI&B consultant. Dana's a native of Oakland California, that received a master’s degree in social work, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and has a variety of professional certifications. 


Dana TherActivist currently serves as a LGBTQ+ Commissioner for the County of San Mateo. They're a co-chair of the San Mateo County Health Equity Initiative, the PRIDE Initiative; and a board member of CoastPride LGBTQI+ Center. Dana TherActivist has co-coordinated the San Mateo County LGBTQIA+ Pride Celebration since 2016 and has been on the coordinating committee since its existence in 2012. 


Dana TherActivist Johnson is a Director of Youth Housing for Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County. In this role they oversee emergency housing services and resources for LGBTQIA+ transitional age youth. They also provide Youth Housing technical assistance professional development trainings to County offices of education staff and liaisons on methods of utilizing SOGIE when servicing LGBTQIA+ students.

Dana TherActivist provides LGBTQI+ advocacy services, social justice services, juvenile justice reformative services, equity services, mental health services, resources, and training to agencies and organizations in the Bay Area. For eighteen years, Dana TherActivist Johnson provided rehabilitative services and counseling to system involved youth. 


Dana TherActivist is motivated in assisting in the implementation of inclusive policies and programs; and passionate about providing LGBTQIA+ equity services, social justice services, and activism to marginalized communities. Dana TherActivist is working with other community leaders to help bring visibility, resources, social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to LGBTQIA+ communities. 

For inquires email Dana TherActivist at 

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