Jennifer Angelina Petro
Executive Board Member
Jennifer Angelina Petro is a proud transwoman and mother of three grown sons. She is an activist, poet, musician, artist, storyteller, speaker, twenty-year elementary school teacher, and workshop leader. She has been featured on an episode of Liz Plank’s Vox, as well as in several newspaper articles including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Montgomery News, and the Bucks County Currier Times. She has published articles for GLSEN and the Montgomery County Women’s Center, as well as two books of trans-related poetry. Jennifer has spoken at rallies and featured in a production of This is My Brave. She was invited to speak on the steps of the Norristown Court House on International Day Against Homophobia. She has led Q-Crew groups at local libraries, and also been asked to speak at local youth centers. Jennifer was asked to speak before the Hatboro City Council by the mayor of Hatboro in an effort to help successfully pass Human Rights Ordinances for the LGBTQIA community. She has also spoken in local faith communities on welcoming queer people in their congregations. She played music at the Germantown Jewish Center’s first ever Pride Shabbat, and set up the first LGBTQIA booth at Glenside Elementary School’s Diversity Fair. She has also led an LGBTQIA training at Peco Energy, and helps lead queer support groups. In addition to her passionate activism and work with the SAGA Community Center, she loves used bookstores and thrift stores, reading P.G. Wodehouse, and eating dark chocolate.