Media Contact & Press Kit
Stephen Chukumba is an activist, advocate, and ally, working actively to support and raise awareness about the myriad of issues impacting LGBTQ+ people and communities.
The father of four children, one who identifies as transgender, Stephen is a member of the Human Rights Campaign, Parents for Transgender Equality Council, Garden State Equality and PFLAG. He frequently speaks on issues of race, gender and intersectionality, and is active on social media where he discusses transgender issues and his journey with his son.
Throughout his professional experience, Stephen has been passionate about elevating the issues and voices of marginalized communities. He coined the expression P.A.R.T.Y. People, to describe parents (and people) advocating for respect for transgender youth, and travels throughout the country raising awareness of the importance of trans equality.
Currently, Stephen is working on a feature length documentary called Black Market Green: The Whitewashing of the Marijuana Industry, about the fight for inclusion of Black people in NY state’s emerging cannabis industry, which he executive produced with filmmaker, Ukachi Arinzeh. He is also featured in a documentary which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March, titled, The Dads, produced and directed by the award-winning documentary filmmaker, Luchina Fisher.