Jack Lussier is a fierce advocate for LGBTQ and homeless youth. As a queer, non-binary trans person, they knew early on that they wanted to be an agent of support and guidance to other queer folks in their community. Currently, they are serving as the Program Manager for Youth on Fire, a non-profit drop-in center providing comprehensive support and advocacy for homeless young adults in Cambridge. In their 11 years there, they have worked alongside youth in high risk situations providing strength-based, trauma-informed care under a harm reduction framework. Previously they have worked as a case manager, consultant, and trainer. They have presented at the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference, Harvard University’s LGBTQ Leadership conference, and Massachusetts DPH Suicide Prevention Conference. As the recipient of the 2020 Advancing Equity Award by the Massachusetts LGBTQ Youth Commission they are dedicated to continuing to advocate and amplify the voices of underserved youth in the Commonwealth.