Broden transitioned before doing a BA in Sociology, 2006, at McGill University, Montréal. In 2007 he was part of G/B/Q Trans men HIV Prevention Working Group (now QueerTransmen.org) which wrote the health guide Getting Primed: The Back Pocket Guide for Transmen and the Men Who Dig Them. From 2006-8 he was a volunteer with the social justice organization OPIRG at York University, Toronto. He then worked with Trans Pulse on HIV health issues, and in 2010 completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
He has expressed concern about the lack of provisions for trans persons in Ireland, but gave a cautious welcome to the government's proposed gender recognition legislation in 2013, despite concerns that the draft had been put together without any consultation with trans or LGBT groups, or medical specialists.
- Francine Kopun. “Youth no barrier to gender change: New guidebook offers support as decision to `transition' being made earlier in life”. Toronto Star, May 21, 2007. www.thestar.com/news/2007/05/21/youth_no_barrier_to_gender_change.html
- A.Adams, M. Lundie, Z. Marshall, R. Pires, K. Scanlon, A.I.M. Scheim, B. Giambrone, N. Redman, S.M. Ware, T. Smith. Getting primed: informing HIV prevention with gay/bi/queer trans men in Ontario. AIDS 2008 - XVII International AIDS Conference. Abstract. PDF.
- Louise Hannon, Orlaith O'Sullivan, Lydia Foy, Broden Giambrone. Trans Voices in Ireland. TENI, 2012.
- "Almost four-fifths of transgender people have considered suicide – survey". The Journal, Oct 4 2012. www.thejournal.ie/transgender-suicide-mental-health-620872-Oct2012.
- Orlaith O'Sullivan (ed). Equality & Identity: Trans and Intersex Experience in Ireland. Essays by Louise Hannon, Broden Giambrone, Orlaith O'Sullivan. TENI, 2013.
- Scott De Buitléir. "A Very Irish Solution to Transgender Rights". Huffington Post, 07/22/2013. www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-de-buitleir/a-very-irish-solution-to-transgender-rights_b_3619560.html.
- Lindsay Kopit. "Ireland in Transition". Metro Éireann, August 1, 2013. http://metroeireann.com/article/ireland-in-transition,3907.
- Broden Giambrone. "Gender Recognition Bill is concrete progress, but there are 3 key roadblocks". Public Interest Law Alliance, November 2013. www.pila.ie/bulletin/2013/november-2013/6-november/guest-article-by-teni-s-broden-giambrone-gender-recognition-bill-is-concrete-progress-but-there-are-3-key-roadblocks.
Yes, Toronto politician Adam Giambrone is Broden’s elder brother. He dropped out of the 2010 Toronto Mayoral election because of revelations about his private life. But it was old-fashioned philandering, and Broden was not even mentioned. He was running second in the polls at the time. So it is a shame that he did not stay in and defeat the much more scandal-plagued Rob Ford.