A native of St. Louis and the grandniece of the late civil right activist Dick Gregory, LadyAshley Gregory’s passion is civil rights specifically focusing on bringing awareness to transphobia. She has become a notable transgender rights activist in her home of St. Louis. Joining the Board of the The Metro Trans Umbrella Group as its first cisgender member in 2016. She works to create a more supportive and inclusive community in the St. Louis area. Within this grassroots non profit organization she diligently works as an ally to the trans community. LadyAshley also teaches Cultural Humility and Allyship trainings through the Metro Trans Umbrella Group for businesses within the St. Louis area.
LadyAshley is also the lead support group facilitator for QTPOC:STL , a group dedicated to uplifting queer and transgender people of color in the St. Louis area through providing resources, community, and a support system. With her tagline being “Black, Bisexual and Bipolar,” she brings awareness to disparities and injustices within in communities of people of color, the bisexual community, as well as mental health awareness.
LadyAshley Gregory has had the opportunity to sit on panels with activist such as Cece Mcdonald and has spoken on the topics of Black Girl Magic, the absence of Black,Queer representation in the media, and Transgender health disparities.LadyAshley is a Graduate of Kalamazoo College and has her master degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University.