Welcome to RyanSallans.Com | Transgender Speaker and Author

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 twelve years, Ryan has been hosted as a transgender speaker on over 60 college and university campuses across the nation. Most frequent student programs include Ryan’s story of recovery from an eating disorder and his transition story titled FTM: Scouting the Unknown. His cross-section of experience allows him to not only offer programming for students, but to also provide professional staff development training surrounding transgender inclusion on campus.  

Ryan works globally with corporations and health care agencies seeking to increase competency and inclusion for transgender employees, clients and patients. Some past clients include Berkshire Hathaway, Nokia, Human Rights Campaign, Mutual of Omaha, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Conferences also hire Ryan as their keynote speaker on topics surrounding identity, challenge, and openness.

Families in Transition: Brothers by MEL Magazine

Ryan Sallans (in blue Tshirt) with his brother Greg

Public Speaking and Training

With over 15 years of experience, Ryan has established himself as a trusted and engaging speaker and consultant.

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Transgender Speaker
Professional Training

Corporate training, staff development, or keynote speaker, Ryan can help create positive change.

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Transgender Books

Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life is a story that intimately explores the transition experience of Ryan Sallans, born Kimberly Ann Sallans.

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Transgender College Speaker
Colleges and Universities

Having visited over 60 campuses around the nation, Ryan has professional staff development trainings, classroom presentations and campus-wide programming to fit your needs.

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Transgender Support

Along with providing professional services, Ryan also offers support for individuals who are exploring their gender identity and those who are already in the transition process. There is a section in this website for transgender individuals that includes information about Ryan’s experience, photos from his transition and videos that he has made over the years.

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Handling Awkward Questions

Disclaimer: Gender Rebel (C) LOGO, 2006

TV and Media

Since 2005, Ryan has appeared on numerous TV shows, news interviews, radio shows and web channels. His most popular appearance was in the documentary Gender Rebel on the LOGO channel, which followed him in his beginning steps of his transition, including having chest surgery, beginning hormone therapy and getting his driver’s license changed to reflect his new name and gender marker. The clip to the left is the introduction to this documentary.

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New Section! 

To help increase visibility and support systems Ryan has created a new page and cards/stickers that can be displayed. “I Support You” is a 4 x 2 sticker or 3 x 3 two-sided card with the transgender symbol and trans pride colors. It has been created to raise visibility and awareness on the importance of supporting transgender students, employees, clients and patients.

Transgender Support