Perre has over a decade of experience engaging in LGBTQ community development and healing. This has taken the form of grassroots activism, social media campaigns, activism through expressive arts, and mental/behavioral health justice. Perre's current projects centralize trans, gender non-conforming (GNC), and non-binary experiences within the broader national discourse concerning the well-being of LGBTQ people and what it means, more specifically, for LGBTQ people of color to thrive. He takes the stories of those marginalized even within the larger LGBTQ community—such as LGBTQ people with disabilities; LGBTQ older adults, and LGBTQ asylum seekers, for example—and centers those stories in how the larger society develops and grows. It is his hope that through this work these, once invisible/ignored populations, become central to how we talk about community, movements, relationships, products and services, love, and other markers of a thriving society. Amongst his latest work is Perre's theory of trans-femme counterculture, which has been published in the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, and some of his other writings will be published in an upcoming textbook as well as an upcoming handbook for clinicians. Currently, Perr? is a candidate for the Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) where he plans to continue his work in trans, GNC, and non-binary career vocational and community development as well as centering their narratives in how we develop across all sectors of our society.
Did you know that Perre Shelton once performed on Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam?
To see Perre's electrifying performance of "Dandelion" visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=Hx5lX69AE_g