Ryan Sallans is a transgender speaker, consultant, publisher and author of the book Second Son. He became internationally known after the release of the LOGO channel documentary Gender Rebel, which followed him in the beginning steps of his transition from female to male in 2005. He has also appeared on various TV and radio shows including Larry King Live, Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show, Trisha, HuffPost Live, and On Point with Tom Ashbrook.
For the past eleven years, Ryan has been hosted as a transgender speaker on college and university campuses across the nation. Programming requested by campuses includes learning about transgender identities and hearing his transition story titled FTM: Scouting the Unknown and also his popular staff development training titled Stepping Toward a Trans-Inclusive Campus.
Ryan’s gender diversity training Transgender Employees and the Workplace has been conducted globally. Some past clients include Berkshire Hathaway, Nokia, Human Rights Campaign, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Conferences also hire Ryan as their keynote speaker on topics surrounding identity, challenge, and openness.