Jenn Burleton

Jenn Burleton is the program director for TransActive Gender Project and has more than 35 years of advocacy work experience on issues impacting transgender and gender diverse children, youth, and adults. She is a fellow of the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.

Jenn is the recipient of the 2021 national ‘Hometown Hero’ Award from LGBTQ Nation and is considered an authority on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. In addition to her work with TransActive Gender Project, she serves on the Oregon Youth Authority LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. She has served on Oregon Health & Science University’s Transgender Program Advisory Committee, and the LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup for Multnomah County.

She was a 2014 recipient of Multnomah County’s “Sy Award” for lifetime commitment to social justice and has been recognized as a “Queer Hero” by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest.



Program Director, TransActive Gender Project

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • LGBTQ Nation, “Hometown Hero” Award (2021)
  • Multinomah County “Sly Award” (2014)
  • Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest “Queer Hero” Award