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Options Welcomes Two Nonbinary Board Members Before The New Year

Grant Pike and Jackie Goldman

The Options Magazine board of directors welcomed two new board members in December. These two new members will help Options work to increase representation and give important perspectives on mental well-being and public health.

Options closed out 2022 at a board meeting and holiday gathering to welcome two new board members, Jackie Goldman and Grant Pike.

Jackie Goldman (they/them) is a public health researcher and community organizer in Providence, Rhode Island. Goldman was a founding member of the Queer inclusive library, RedInk. Last spring, Goldman wrote for Options about an incident at the library when a group of Nazis trapped people in the library. Goldman was also a candidate for Providence city council and nearly defeated a long-term incumbent who was accused of using anti-Queer rhetoric at the end of the campaign.

Goldman told Options they joined the board because they want “Options to become a tool to support and inform the entire spectrum of the RI LGBTQIA+ community.”

Grant Pike (they/them) is a licensed independent clinical social worker who specializes in Trangender youth and trauma. They have a private practice where they provide psychotherapy and trainings. They have written for Options on how to better support Transgender youth.

Pike told Options they joined the board because they wanted to “see Options uplift, inspire to action, and highlight the voices of the Queer community in RI and South Coast MA.”

Options is always open to welcoming new volunteers and increasing our board of directors. To learn more email


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