Ken Godat

Ken Godat, a former president of Wingspan who moved to Tucson in 1989, speaks about the organization's relationship with the local community during the 1990s. He describes the beginnings of the agency, covering such as topics as the structural and credibility-related challenges that confronted Wingspan's members in these crucial years.

The decisions surrounding the internal mechanisms of business and outreach ultimately led to a more transparent organization with the public in that tumultuous but fascinating decade. It was during Godat's tenure that transgender individuals became included in Wingspan's mission and governing board, and the organization's physical location literally grew in relation to the increase in community support.