About M. Greg Green
M. Greg Green is an author, diversity & inclusion facilitator, and community advocate that uses his years of experience "behind the badge" to educate and shift the corporate culture for his communities. Even before his own gender transition, in 2011, M. Greg Green knew that he was being called to create space within the LGBTQ+ community that honored his full identity, supported his desire to facilitate change, and allowed him to be a beacon for others.
After graduating from Citadel in 2006, with a degree in Psychology, M. Greg Green became a police officer and firefighter. Just 5 years later, he was removed from his position within the department after legally filing for his gender marker change. As he made efforts to continue his career - he quickly found out that it would not be easy to find employment in the position that he loved while fully honoring himself. Greg knew that being intentionally locked out of employment, within the police force, was a direct reflection of the industry's harmful, transphobic, and homophobic ideals.
A natural leader and powerful influencer, Greg had already begun working toward bridging the gap of accessibility, awareness, and fair treatment between public and government resources and the transgender community. Being a man of belief and faith, he served as a moderator for a transgender support group at his local church, Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, in his home state of South Carolina. This group was started to create a safe space for trans members of their church community, to congregate, explore their identity, and access resources.
The true show of a leader is when they are willing to do the work and pull others up along the way.
His efforts within his community and through his work with Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc. inspired him to create his own non-profit organization that directly serves the trans community. M. Greg Green and his wife, Tamara Joseph, launched the Transgender Awareness Alliance (TAA), in 2019. TAA has a primary goal of assisting transgender persons in South Carolina with getting a legal name change, gender marker change, and providing support for healthy living. Collectively, their team works toward true equality and equity through activism.
All of M. Greg Green's work has offered him the opportunity to share his diverse experiences and knowledge with his communities and clients. As a transgender advocate, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur he has been able to serve on the board of South Carolina Equalityas the chairman of the Trans Action Task Force and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Harriet Hancock Center. He is also on the Board of Directors for the African American Alumni Association for his Alma-Mater, Citadel.
In 2020, M. Greg Green released his first book on his own experience through his transition, Audacity Memoirs of Transitioning. With a goal to encourage readers to step boldly into their power while living life as their full and complete selves, Audacity is currently available for purchase in softcover or digital form through Amazon.
Greg is a skilled and engaging speaker on transformative police work, community policing, trans visibility and awareness in the corporate world, and intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community. He has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit, The International Conference on Stigma, and many other engagements and keynotes.