063: Triumph Over Adversity with Molly Cameron, Professional Cyclo-Cross Champion and Owner of the Portland Bicycle Studio

Molly Cameron is an American professional cyclo-cross racing champion winning elite competitions including the 2004 Cross Crusade single speed series. She is the only out transgender athlete to compete in a UCI cyclo-cross world cup. When she’s not racing, she’s runs the Portland Bicycle Studio, a business she founded in 2001. In this interview, we talk about her pioneering efforts to cultivate a more gender inclusive industry.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Molly Cameron, and what does her business do?

·      How has Molly created more opportunity for transgender athletes?

·      What motivated Molly to start the Portland Bicycle Studio?

·      How does Molly help empower LGBTQ communities?

·      How can you get in touch with Molly?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Molly’s Website

·      Follow Molly on Twitter

·      Like the Portland Bicycle Studio on Facebook

·      Read How Molly and USA Cycling are Raising Trans Awareness

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.