Emme Zanotti (She/Her)

Director of Advocacy & Civic Engagement, Equality Michigan Director of Advocacy & Civic Engagement at Equality Michigan.

About this speaker

Emme is a dedicated advocate for equality, having committed herself to wide range of LGBTQ+ organizations and causes. She has grown her advocacy and civic engagement resume and invested in her community over the last decade, taking integral roles in candidate campaign management, statewide caucus leadership, progressive coalition advisory, non-profit board service, and enhancing LGBTQ+ issue awareness and protections in the private sector.

As a transgender woman, who too often relied or had to rely on self-advocacy, Emme’s passion is in coalition-building, empowering fellow-LGBTQ+ Michiganders to enter the advocacy arena, and making sure the community is well-represented at the tables where decision-making is happening about their lives and well-being. She is a former board member at Stand with Trans where she still facilitates a monthly support group for young trans women, and she most recently served as co-Chair and Vice Chair of the #HateWont Win Coalition and the Michigan Democratic Party’s LGBT&A Caucus, respectively.

Emme was raised in Bay City, graduated from Alma College, spent five years living in Ann Arbor, and now has her roots firmly planted in the Metro Detroit area.


Fighting Back: Anti-Trans Policies and Legislation and What You Can Do To Fight Back

October 15, 2023, 04:00 PM
Jay Kaplan Emme Zanotti (She/Her)


Human Rights Campaign

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

Michigan Medicine


Ruth Ellis Center

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Ally Financial

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Zingerman's Community of Businesses

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TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation

GM Plus

Bernard Wealth Management

Comerica Bank

Equality Michigan

Cripps and Silver Law

Community Financial Credit Union



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