Willy Chang Wilkinson
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Cruz|
University of California, Berkeley
|Occupation||Writer, public health consultant, LGBTQ activist|
Early life and education
Wilkinson was born in San Mateo, California in the early 1960s. He was assigned female at birth and is the youngest of four children. His father is of Scottish, English, and Irish descent. His mother is Chinese from Hawaii.
When Willy was nine years old, he changed his name to Willy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Women's Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Community Health Education from University of California, Berkeley.
Honors and awards
- 2004: National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Writing Award for his article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the social and political intersections of his parents' interracial marriage and his own same-sex marriage.
- 2014: Transgender Law Center Claire Skiffington Vanguard Award (2014)
- 2015: Keynote Speaker at UC Berkeley's Queer and Asian Conference 
- 2015: Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Trans Community (APIQWTC), Phoenix Award
- 2016: Lambda Literary Award, transgender non-fiction, for his book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency
- Wilkinson, W. (2006). Public health gains of the transgender community in San Francisco: Grassroots organizing and community-based research. In P. Currah, R. Juang, & S. Minter (Eds.), Transgender rights (pp. 192–214), Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [Lambda Literary Award Finalist]
- Wilkinson, W. (2015). Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency.  Winner of the Lambda Literary Award in transgender non-fiction, the book highlights his intersectional experiences of race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and parenthood with reflections from the fields of cultural competency, public health, and political advocacy. Elucidates trans experience from a Chinese American and mixed heritage perspective, and uses the memoir genre as a cultural competency tool. 
- Global perspective on transgender cultural competency in the inaugural edition of Transgender Studies Quarterly,
- Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (2014) explores the intersections between mixed heritage and trans experience
- Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves addresses racism, Asian female subjugation, and transgender expression, and was described as "highly evocative" by the Lambda Literary Review.
- "Willy Wilkinson homepage". Willy Wilkinson Homepage. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "Introducing Our Vanguard Awardee Willy Wilkinson – Father, Writer, and Public Health Consultant". Transgender Law Center. Transgender Law Center. June 15, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "Willy Wilkinson and Kylar Broadus in Conversation: Measuring ourselves by our own yardstick". FeministWire.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "Center Institute of Integral Studies - Faculty Page". Center Institute of Integral Studies. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "APIQWTC". Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender". Advocate.com. June 14, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
- "QACON 15". qacon15.qacon.org. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- "Phoenix Award Honorees | Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community". apiqwtc.org. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- "Willy Wilkinson: Writer and Public Health Consultant". Willy Wilkinson: Writer and Public Health Consultant. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
- "Willy Wilkinson: Writer and Public Health Consultant". Willy Wilkinson: Writer and Public Health Consultant. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- "'Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves', edited by Zander Keig and Mitch Kellaway". Lambda Literary. Retrieved May 30, 2015.