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Jonah Yokoyama

Transgender Advocate
Jonah  Yokoyama


Jonah Yokoyama is the Executive Director of Heartland Trans Wellness Group. He is a registered nurse, artist, gamer, nature-lover, all-around geek, and a transgender man. Born and raised in Texas, he has lived in Cincinnati with his wife Laurie for over a decade. Jonah is passionate about helping trans people access community and culturally competent medical and behavioral health care. He is an experienced educator, regularly training providers on how to best serve trans populations at many organizations. At Heartland, he runs an LGBT center with a focus on providing services to the transgender community including support groups, workshops, and crisis services. In addition to his contributions to Heartland, Jonah works as a nurse at a pediatric inpatient mental health center.

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