The Transverse is an organization focused on ensuring that trans, gender fluid, non-binary, and intersex folks at all stages in their journey have the support they need to accept themselves without shame and live happy, healthy, and full lives.
Through our media network, community, resources, and support services, our aim is to provide folks with a 360 degree structure that encourages trans folks, supports them, guides them, helps them, and loves them every step of the way.
How to find us:
Twitch :: www.twitch.tv/TheTransverse
YouTube :: www.youtube.com/c/thetransverse
The Transverse Community:
TTV Community Discord :: https://discord.gg/TheTransverse
Instagram :: www.instagram.com/thetransversenetwork
Facebook :: https://www.facebook.com/thetransversenetwork
The Transverse Executive Team
Emily Kleckner (she/her)
Emily Kleckner is Founder and President of The Transverse, an organization serving the TGNBNC+ community.
A skilled artist and graphic designer with 20 years in the business, Emily came out as transgender in 2014 and quickly realized that her perception of what it would mean to both herself, and others, was way off. She set out to show other trans people they are not alone and living as their true self was possible.
Following Chris Hardwick’s advice, Emily decided to “do a thing” and debuted The Transgender Show in June of 2020. She’s still going strong hosting the show every week and is working hard expanding the roster of shows and content available on The Transverse. In her spare time, she customizes and sells Star Wars Disneyland Droids from her DroidOutpost Etsy shop, works on her house, plays Fortnite with her friends, and takes trips to Disneyland and around the world whenever possible.
Where to watch her:
Transistance – Trans News Live: Monday nights
The Transgender Show – Tuesday nights
Builder’s Block – Wednesday nights (rotating host)
Valkyries: Friday nights
Charlotte Calliope Danielle (she/her)
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Charlotte Calliope Danielle is Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of The Transverse, an organization serving the TGNBNC+ community.
Born and raised in Canada, Charlotte awoke to her true self in May 2020 after a lifelong repression and began her transitional path that June. She identifies as a polysexual transgender woman who is truly an open book regarding her life and experiences, ask her an honest question and you will get an honest answer.
Charlotte has a deep passion and significant experience in Community Development, beginning in her youth as a Chief Scout and following graduation as Youth Services Coordinator for United Way. In the early 2000’s she changed direction, leading a successful career as a marine power generation and distribution specialist. She served the organized labour community and her fellow unionized electricians as shop steward, labour council delegate and later as a paid business representative for her local union office. Where she finds separation or confusion – she brings unity and clarity, where she finds those trod upon and beaten down – she lifts and motivates and where she sees missing pieces – she works hard to develop solutions or coordinate those who can.
Outside of The Transverse, Charlotte shares her journey and many ventures such as public speaking, writing, workplace inclusivity reviews and peer support through social media under the handle @websofcharlotte and on her website at www.charlottedanielle.com. In her spare time, Charlotte can be found playing retro video games, messing around with outdated technology while dancing to almost any variety of music. She is a mother to two, a sister to one and a fan of her little chiweenie Princess Leia.
Danielle Galyean (she/her)
Executive Director of Community
As Executive Director of Community, Danielle oversees The Transverse community and our Mod teams, ensuring things are running well, the server setup gives the community everything they need, and that everyone participating is safe and seen.
Danielle Kennedy Galyean or Dani for short is the Manager of Moderation for The Transverse Discord server and the Twitch stream. Having fought gender dysphoria for many years this now ex-Texan first came out as Transgender in early 2001. Began transitioning and HRT and after a year of living her true self had to cease due to family conflict. Now back to becoming her better and improved true self in the beginning of 2018 and started HRT in February 2020, she has now found peace with letting the world know her to the fullest extent.
With over 27 years in the Power Distribution field as a Lineman and now Manager and only transgender person within her company she is paving the way for future Trans individuals to keep working within this highly male dominated field. She recently is the first Transgender woman in her local IBEW Union.
Along with Facebook groups and Discord groups she also volunteers her time twice a month to help facilitate a transgender support group for teens and another for all ages in the Northern California area. Danielle brings to The Transverse well over 18 years of managing experience as well as helping with minor support for other Trans women and parents of Trans teens. Dani wants to grow and become more involved with Trans teens and their parents as it has quickly become a passion to help others with coping and questions either have in transitioning.
Besides her many places that she is affiliated with Dani makes some of her own jewelry, is found gaming a little, and loves to seek out new historical places to travel to. Dani’s reasoning for social media is to inspire those who are coming out for the first time as well as offer a lot of experience in dealing with many facets within the transgender community and online community as well. You can find her on Instagram, Discord, and Twitch as Dani_g_1971 and Danielle Kennedy Galyean on Facebook.
Rosa Ylva (she/her)
Director of Development
As Director of Development for The Transverse, Rosa is in charge of our various digital platforms. Rosa is an Australian/Filipino currently living by Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia.
Though she had always experienced gender dysphoria for as long as she can remember she did not know the words to describe how she felt. It wasn’t until she was in her 30s when she started exploring and questioning her gender. She came out publicly as transgender in early 2019.
After 12 years working as head of IT for an engineering consultancy company she left to study a Bachelor’s of Computer Science at the University of Newcastle where she has received High Distinctions and was top of class with almost perfect marks in Video Game Production and Development.
She was also interviewed by University of Newcastle and featured on their platforms for IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia).
Rosa’s hobbies include video games, building mecha model kits, building computers, archery, and martial arts. She has also competed in many video game tournaments, including officially sanctioned ones, and has even held the title of Australian #1.
Four nights a week she also streams on her personal Twitch where she plays video games new and old. She has spent almost two years building a fun, inclusive, and welcoming community that loves to mess with her every chance they get.
Michelle Olson (she/they)
Director of Media
As Director of Media, Michelle oversees all operations for the media network side of The Transverse, assisting all our talented creators in producing their shows, developing new streaming content, improving production quality, and much more.
Michelle brings a significant amount of knowledge in the media field, having earned a Bachelor of Film degree at Full Sail University, and an Associates degree in Broadcast Television from Brown.
Her wide range of professional experience includes work in the MSP News market with KSTP Channel 5 and KSTC Channel 45 in Minnesota. She’s filmed live concerts for radio station KS95 for such bands as the Goo Goo Dolls and Train, and was an Audio-Visual Specialist for Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel/Event Center providing live-event media setup and support for national corporations, major musical performers, and comedians. She is also an award-winning editor for her work on commercials, PSAs, and community-based programming for the City of Burnsville.
Michelle identifies as non-binary. With her knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, drive to help the community, and vision for how we can grow, expand, and improve the network, Michelle will help push The Transverse forward in our goals to provide representation, entertainment, information, and normalization to the TGNCNBI+ community.