Avery Belyeu is a transgender educator, suicide prevention practitioner, and aspiring theologian. Avery received a Bachelors in Science Degree from Appalachian State University and studied Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They are currently a 2nd year Master in Divinity student and Haggard Legacy Fellow at Brite Divinity School, in Fort Worth Texas. They’re a national expert on LGBTQ youth, suicide prevention, and youth homelessness. Their professional experience includes working in suicide prevention in a university setting, serving as the Education Director for The Trevor Project, and starting in 2014, working as National Partnerships Associate at the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Avery currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, a federally funded center, as an expert on LGBTQ youth homelessness and they also serve on the advisory board of Trans Lifeline a suicide prevention lifeline serving the needs of the transgender community in the United States and Canada.