Kayley Whalen


Kayley Whalen works in social media at the time of this writing, but she is better known by her roller derby name of Lenore Gore. Whalen is a jammer (a skater who scores points), but when she first took up skating her league forced her to sign a code of conduct agreeing that trans women could only serve beginning two years after genital surgery. She remained largely closeted for years, but joined the movement to establish a more inclusive derby policy, including publishing a piece under an alias in the collection Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Outside of derby she has also worked at making the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival trans-inclusive, as well as other activist causes.

Whalen’s Twitter feed is available here; her personal blog, not updated since 2012, is available here.


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