Kimberly Shappley
Faith Outreach Director, Equality Texas


Kimberly Shappley works as Faith Outreach Coordinator for Equality Texas, is a registered nurse and mom of a whole bunch of amazing people, including a transgender daughter who has turned Kimberly into an accidental advocate. Kimberly is a nationally recognized sought-after speaker as a Southern Conservative Christian parent of a transgender child. Her family’s story has been shared on The TODAY Show, Vice HBO, Good Housekeeping, Teen Vogue, and several national and international women’s magazines. Her recent work includes speaking at Pride festivals across Texas, medical and mental health conferences, Christian congregations and women’s retreats. She has also been a featured speaker at multiple press conferences as a political activist for LGBTQ civil rights.