Ngoc Loan Tran
Scholar Class – 2013
Ngoc Loan Tran was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ngoc Loan’s whole life has been navigating the intersections of oppression through experiences of race, class, gender, migratory status and sexual orientation. The core of Ngoc Loan’s work for positive social change has always centered the importance of a collective liberation in which no one is left behind and all have the opportunity to live as their holistic selves with justice and righteousness. Ngoc Loan has had the honor of working in various capacities with racial justice, migrant justice, and LGBT justice organizations such as the Applied Research Center, United 4 the DREAM, and the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network as an organizer, trainer, panelist, public speaker, media representative and ambassador. From being a delegate at the 2010 White House Pride Reception to being recognized in the 2013 Inaugural ‘100 Amazing Trans Americans You Should Know' List, Ngoc Loan has worked to transform experiences of oppression-based trauma into learning opportunities with great humility. Through writing and storytelling and with great faith and hope, Ngoc Loan continues to envision a world in which we can and will all be free.