Pax Ahimsa Gethen


Photo by Ziggy


Pax Ahimsa Gethen is a queer black trans vegan atheist. Assigned female at birth, Pax medically and legally transitioned to male, but identifies as agender and goes by they/their/them pronouns. Pax maintains a blog about social justice issues at, and an event photography business, Funcrunch Photo. They volunteer as an editor for Wikipedia and as a helpline assistant for the Transgender Law Center. Pax lives in San Francisco with their spouse, Ziggy.

In their talk, Pax will discuss gender diversity, giving basic education on transgender, non-binary, and intersex terminology, and suggestions on how cisgender people can demonstrate allyship with the community. Through a slideshow of photos they’ve taken at events in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pax will highlight the role of queer and trans people of color in social justice movements, and discuss how vegan ethics have informed Pax’s activism and political outlook.