Lauren Lubin is pioneering a new frontier of gender awareness and equality by producing WE EXIST: BEYOND THE BINARY–a film exploring life outside the gender binary. Lauren’s work shatters traditional, antiquated constructs that defines gender as either male or female. The conversation around this project has started an international “WE EXIST” movement, allowing those who exist outside the gender binary to also stand-up for their recognition.
Lauren’s work extends beyond the film and into the athletic arena as well. Both an avid runner and activist, Lauren made headlines in 2015 with their “WE RUN” campaign—which advocates for equal space and recognition for nonbinary athletes in the world of sports. Lauren also founded Andro Runners: New York City’s first nonbinary-specific running group. On November 5, 2016, Lauren became the first-ever openly nonbinary runner to compete in the New York City Marathon. In April 2019, Lauren prepares to repeat history competing in the Boston Marathon.
Lauren’s a former Division I athlete who has published two books: The Rain Forest Awakenings and The Thoughtless Revolution. Lauren has been featured in ABC Good Morning, TIME, BBC World Sports, Huffington Post, MASHABLE, COSMO, Curve Magazine, Out Magazine, The Denver Post and countless others.