Brothers Obtaining and Navigating Dynamic Solidarity BONDS is an organization equipping TRANSmasculine individuals with leadership development and resources to navigate the adversities OUR communities face.
Due to lack of sustainable and equitable resources in transmasculine communities, BONDS was founded in 2019 by co-founders E. Lee Dyer IV (he/him) and Tyree Williams (he/him) . Dyer and Williams envisioned creating an organization to provide leadership development for transmen.
Meet The Team
E. Lee Dyer, IV, affectionately known as Lee, is a New Orleans native currently based in Virginia. He is a dynamic speaker, DEI strategist, inclusion trainer, professional development coach, unapologetically Black and Trans.
He holds a bachelor's of political science from Dillard University and a master's of public administration from North Carolina Central University. Mr. Dyer serves as a the Vice Board Chair for Side by Side (an LGBTQ youth services nonprofit), and is the inaugural director of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression department at a collegiate institution. He is also the owner of E Lee Dyer Consulting Group LLC. Through his consultations, training, speaking, and coaching, he provides individuals with tools to overcome their adversities. Some of his client examples include National Minority AIDS Council, Merck, National Trans March of Visibility, Human Rights Campaign, Wells Fargo, Dillard University, University of Richmond and Primary Care Development Corporation.
Most notable of Mr. Dyer's work is his ability to help people and organizations create cultures and practices of inclusion. He is a strong advocate for the Trans community and strives to build sustainable resources for marginalized communities.
Tyree “TY” Williams, creator of the “T Will Not Be Silent” movement, is a Trans rights activist, motivational speaker, advocacy educator, organizer, chef, and violist. He is a New Orleans native currently residing in Virginia.
Mr. Williams is a lead organizer for the National Trans March of Visibility. He is National Minority AIDS Council's TGNC Community Advisory Board member, as well as a facilitator for the National Minority Aid Council's Activate and Elevate Program. He is valued member of the Rise Community Advisory Board at the University of Carolina Chapel Hill. Some client examples for Mr. Williams includes University of Richmond, National Minority AIDS Council, Primary Care Development Corporation, and Columbus Black Pride.
Mr. Williams is a proud father, uncle, life partner, son, brother, friend, and confidant. Through his activism and advocacy, he creates spaces of inclusion for Trans individuals. He strives to center the voices of Trans people through community activism combined with awareness education, fundraising, and community building.