Ryan Sallans, a transgender man, gained international notoriety after his two appearances on Larry King Live!, protests by the Westboro Baptist Church, and an article in Closer magazine. He has also made guest appearances on the Trisha Show and Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show.
He became known as a mentor after his story was documented in Gender Rebel by the LOGO network.
As Ryan journeyed through his transition from female to male, he also became an LGBTQ activist.
Today he is an educator, consultant and mentor for professionals, healthcare providers, families and students. In April of 2012 his memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life, was released.