Welcome to Neutral Corner

Serving the San Diego transgender community since 1985.

Our Mission

Our mission is philanthropy and education for and from the transgender community. Neutral Corner offers support for trans and gender nonbinary people in San Diego so that they may achieve their greatest potential. 

Become a Member

Get involved! Join Neutral Corner as we work together to create positive change. Help support and empower the trans and GNC community.

About Us

The Neutral Corner is in your corner.
Neutral Corner, founded in 1985, is the oldest transgender organization in San Diego. We serve trans and gender nonconforming individuals by hosting meetings, fundraising, organizing events, and educating the broader community on trans issues. Neutral Corner is working toward a world where every person is accepted without judgment, regardless of gender identity or expression.

Community News and Opinion

Black Trans Lives Matter

Black Trans Lives Matter

LGBTQ Pride Month 2020 is eclipsed by racial civil rights issues. Activists emphasize ethnic segment of trans movement: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53181342  

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. Such a truth should be assumed and evident. Because stretching back decades, black trans men and women helped to build and guide Neutral Corner as members, medical and legal professionals, and allies. Since...

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Our People

Veronica Zerrer

President

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Veronica Zerrer is retired from the US Army. She retired as a Major after a 22 year career ranging from Intelligence Specialist, to Cavalry Scout, Company Commander, and numerous staff jobs at the Battalion, Brigade, and Division level Headquarters in both the 1st Infantry, and the the 35th Infantry Divisions.

After the Army she specialized in Non-Profit Management. She has directed a Homeless Shelter, managed a home repair service to elderly homeowners, was the Tribal Grant Writer for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and was the Director of Development for the Orange County, California LGBT Center.

In addition to serving as the President of the Board of Neutral Corner, San Diego’s longest lived Trans non-profit, she has devoted herself to the planning and execution of Trans Pride, a yearly San Diego Trans and family event.

Melanie Yarborough

Volunteer

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Melanie joined Neutral Corner in 1993. She previously served as President from 1994 to 1996. In addition to her current role as Vice President and board member, she has served as the newsletter editor for many years. She identifies as a male-to-female crossdresser. In her professional life, she works in Social Services.

Kaya Chua

Volunteer

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Kaya joined Neutral Corner in 2015. She was one of the chief organizers of 2016 San Diego Trans Pride. She also volunteers as an assistant coach for Sweetwater High’s academic team. In her spare time, Kaya plays in trivia competitions and tournament bridge.

Michelle Dungan

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Michelle Dungan started her transgender journey in the 1980s. While completeing undergraduate studies, she began finding the support of counselors and Neutral Corner. She completed her transition while working at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in the 1990s.

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