Gender Issues Director

Sawyer Johnson

Originally from cranberry country (the small city of Wisconsin Rapids), Sawyer is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership and Advocacy Communication Studies. He intends on graduating in May of 2015.

During his first two years at UW-La Crosse, Sawyer worked in the UWL Pride Center where he led multiple trainings and events such as Transgender Day of Remembrance and the annual drag show. Sawyer, of course, performed for the latter event twice. Sawyer remains connected to the Pride Center as an involved member of Rainbow Unity, UWL’s organization for LGBTQ students and allies. Additionally, Sawyer is the president and founder of Transform, an upcoming organization for transgender students and allies.

As a Political Science major and LGBTQ advocate, Sawyer understands the power a caring, driven group of individuals possess. Student Association provides a forum for these students to improve their university. As Gender Issues Director, Sawyer hopes to ensure the full implementation of gender neutral bathrooms across campus, collaborate with administration on policies regarding name changes for transgender students, and lead a series of trainings regarding safe, productive protesting on campus.

Sawyer first and foremost represents his constituents. To speak with Sawyer about gender-related issues on campus or in the community, please feel welcome to email him at