“I didn’t really come out until I had the honor of watching Mac present himself as a Trans person to an audience of sex educators. He was so happy to be teaching everybody why gender, pronoun usage & identity is so important that he had everybody’s attention, even after hours of other presentations. I thought I was hip to most queer culture stuff, but I realized right then in Mac’s talk that I was actually still hiding. Macs bold, confident REALNESS got to me. He broke things down so simply and I could see the wheels turning in other people’s heads as they started to understand. Then it clicked in my own head! I’m trans! I can say it now! I had thought it before but I used to be scared that people wouldn’t believe me. I don’t want hormones and I don’t stick to the binary but, I am transgender! I keep telling friends how grateful & relieved I am now. I love Mac S. McGregor!”
-Avid Awake of avidawake.com in Maryland
The Gender Sensei is the teacher of all things gender related.
Mac has officially earned the title Sensei in the martial arts; Sensei meaning teacher in Japanese. He has the extraordinary talent of putting people at ease through humor and an open attitude when teaching and speaking about this very sensitive subject. Mac educates all over the country about Gender
Gender in our culture is a binary construct that many times is used to discriminate against anyone who does not fit into those limited binary boxes. In reality gender is not binary at all it is a continuum, a spectrum and buffet of lovely options to play with and enjoy. The Gender Sensei teaches about that continuum in a fun, interactive and warm way.
Mac breaks down the barriers between all aspects of the gender spectrum in a clear and compassionate way. Using his own experience as a trans man to lend to his deep and personal understanding of trans and LGBTQI issues and obstacles. Mac has the ability to connect with all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, social class, education, or experience level. With this natural ability, he is able to reach out to ALL people when he teaches about gender and diversity. Always allowing an open and safe space for people to ask sensitive, difficult or what they may think are embarrassing, ignorant, or offensive questions.
As the Gender Sensei, Mac is asked to speak publicly as a representative for the trans community. He does individual coaching about personal, family or relationship issues surrounding being transgendered. He teaches classes and workshops about gender in various venues, conferences and corporations around the country. Mac also offers classes in activism, self defense, empowerment and embracing your sexuality.
“Mac S. McGregor is an engaging and informative presenter. I’ve taught about transgender issues in my college-level gender studies classes, and I was learning new things right and left during his presentation! In addition to presenting information in a relevant and compelling way for people who are already knowledgeable about gender and sexuality issues, Mac makes these topics accessible to laypeople, encouraging participants to reflect on the ways in which gender identity structures their own lives.”
Dr. Jeana Jorgensen, Adjunct Professor, Butler University
“I recently had the honor of hearing Mac present on gender at a conference for sex educators in West Virginia. I’ve been talking about it ever since. Mac opened my mind and heart.
I believe that I’m now a better and more inclusive facilitator because of what I learned from this amazing teacher. I’m grateful. Thanks Mac!”
– Jean Franzblau, Santa Monica.
Mac is also a “Notable Contributor” for Gay Parents To Be