Superhero: Shawn Demmons

Shawn pictured left with fellow superheroes Cecilia Chung (right) and Isabella Ventura (center). All three were caped during a plenary session at the Transgender Health Summit in Oakland, CA.

Shawn Demmons inducted into the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude in April 2019. Shawn is a bridge between community, advocacy and clinical worlds always with a lens of racial and social justice. Shawn is currently the capacity building director at the UCSF Center of Excellence in Transgender Health. He is the former chair of the board of directors for the Transgender Law Center in addition to playing a leadership role with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Black  Brother’s Esteem program. Shawn has a smile that slays and it is a window into his vast, open heart.

About the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude

“The plain fact is that the world does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.” David Orr

I deeply admire those who “live well in their places.” The ordinary and the unsung who offer to the world the very best parts of themselves without expectation.

This is a beautiful expression of love in her calm, persistent, generous manner – offering a ripple of change (a metamorphosis) to the world.

Inductees to the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude are caped in recognition of their contributions to a love-filled world.

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