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Rox has Facilitated Training's and lead keynotes for several local and national organizations and companies: Jackalope Tattoo, Wayside House, The Minnesota Department of Education, The MN Dept of Health, NAMI MN, City of Minneapolis, ReClaim for LGBT Youth, Avenues for Youth, Ramsey County Social Services, Hennipen County, National Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, PFLAG, Allied Media, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Police Department, Twin Cities Pride, Bisexual Organizing Project, Hamline University,  Bemidji State University, Stanford Medical Center, Fairview Hospitals, Allina Hospitals, Hennipen County Medical Center, South Metro Public Safety Training Center, 3M, Metronic, Qurourm's National Coming Out Day and many more


Roxanne Anderson is an Award winning community activist who’s been working in social service for some 20+ years.  Rox is a 2018 Bush Fellow who will be studying & learning more effective ways to run Non-Profits centering IPOC Trans & GNC to lead community/cultural centers as social enterprise.

Roxanne was honored December 2017 with The Stellar Award for Outstanding Transgender Adult of the Year earlier in the year they received the Beautiful Humans Award for the work of RARE Productions in LGBTQI2S Media for its coverage of cutting edge and emerging POC artists. (Rox formed RARE Productions in 2005 with their friend and business partner Rochelle James). In 2016 Rox won the University of Minnesota’s Community Excellence Award, and has also been awarded; Lavender Magazine’s 100 Fab Community Organizer Award, Twin Cities Black Pride Community Service Award for Diversity and Inclusion, and featured in Curve magazine for community leadership.  Rox helped create the 16 yr strong Power to the People Stage @ TC Pride & was a TC Pride Grand Marshal 2016. Rox has held many roles in LGBTQ community including: VP Twin Cities Black glbt Pride, Director Twin Cities PFLAG, Prog Dir. District 202, Community Liaison Minnesota Men of Color, Trans &Racial Director OutfrontMN & Directs MN Trans Health Coalition.  

Rox Keynoting

Outfront MN's Lobby Day 2015. 

"Building Trans and Racial Equity" 

notably the largest turnout of Trans and People of Color

Photo Credit Anne Hodson

Development Program, and Cultural Dialogs. Some of the community events that he directed or co-directed include; Twin Cities Black Pride 1999-2003, Power to the People I-II and III & 07-13, Womyn of Color Fourth of July BBQ 1997-2004. They have facilitated and taught a wide variety of subjects including: First Responders/ pre-hospital Emergency Medical Technician, CPR/Community First Aid, Mental Health First Aid/ Crisis Response, STD/STI and HIV prevention, Homophobia and Cultural Awareness and Competency, and coming out.  

Respected for their ability to quietly observe, listen first and analyze with thought of a larger picture before speaking, has fueled Roxanne's reputation as a devoted community leader. This reputation has afforded them the opportunity to work on many Boards of Directors and Community Advisory Teams, positions including past board/advisory responsibilities have included: WOCBP, TC Black Pride, MNPOC Pride, PFLAG president, Community Solutions Fund (now Community Shares), Host Homes, Co-Chair Commissioner’s Task Force on HIV/STD Prevention Planning, Rainbow Families, Hughes Foundation, ReClaim for Youth. Rox currently serves on the boards of: MTHC, Avenues for Youth’s GLBT Host Home program.


entrepreneurial Spirit

Rox works to impact change and has been part of creating avenues include policy that make long lasting change.  

This started for Roxanne as a young person.  Looking for ways to earn money Rox did chores and worked for neighbors, in jr high Roxanne joined the red cross program BAT Basic Aid Training learning basic first aid the skills needed to babysit ect and then Rox joined the trainer cohort and learned to train younger peers in basic first aid.  In high school Rox worked at McDonald's, picked tobacco and corn and did some factory work.  In college Rox joined forces with a couple of friends to make an air-brush painting booth, selling t-shirts, hats and air brushing items.  The trio got pretty popular showing up for campus events, community fairs and celebrations. 

Rox has passion for art, healing and creating spaces for those things to happen together really fuels the drive in Roxanne.

Who is rox?

Roxanne Anderson is a community activist/ rebel rouser who’s been doing social or civil service work for some 20+ years. Rox is an Award Winning Community Leader most recently named Transgender Adult of the Year. Roxanne has also received The Beautiful Human Award for Communications in Media, Outfront MN Legacy Award, University of Minnesota’s Community Excellence Award to name just a few.

Some of the programs they authored include: the MDH approved HIV prevention program curriculum "Ikche Wichasha"for MSM of color, HEAT (helping educate about tobacco), TAPP (tobacco awareness and prevention program), Youth Leadership 

Arts & Media

Rox has a long history of creating artistic expression for artists who experience barriers to displaying their work.  Rox currently host Fresh Fruit Radio on KFAI. Fresh Fruit is the longest running LGBTQ radio show in the nation. Rox started working in art through the Minneapolis based arts organization the Womyn of Color Building Project.  That soon expanded to working with Twin Cities Black GLBT Pride and Minnesota Men of Color (MMC). 

At MMC Rox was allowed to dream big by their boss and mentor Nick Metcalf.  Nick encouraged Rox to created engagement events like Gender Girls and Jamboree. Building on those events and wanting to create a space for people of color within the framework of Twin Cities Pride Rox got to begin building the longest running event in the upper mid west for LGBTQ people of color, The Power To the People Stage, also known as P2P while at Minnesota Men of Color.  P2P is the biggest dedicated area inside the Twin Cities Pride Festival. Power to the People is  designed by and for people of color.