“…an important and vital book…a terrific read. His honesty about his transition is one we don’t see often and it’s very refreshing.”

Larry King, Talk Show Host

“Ryan Sallans is a gifted writer, speaker, and educator. I highly recommend him to any institution seeking to better understand transgender people and issues.”
-Lisa Mottet, Transgender Civil Rights Project Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Along with public speaking, Ryan has appeared on multiple TV shows including Larry King Live!, LOGO Documentary-Gender Rebel, Trisha, and Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show.

Since 2005, Ryan has shared his transition from female to male with the world. Today, through public speaking and his memoir, he inspires people to move past their fears and toward their inner truths.

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“I’m here to challenge readers, viewers and audience members to step past their fears and honor their truths.” 
-Ryan Sallans, Transgender activist, speaker, and author

Ryan Sallans has been described as a speaker that “has it all”. His educational background, professional training, personal experiences and ability to connect with any audience makes him a popular speaker choice for college campuses, organizations, and media.

Ryan has appeared on Larry King Live in 2007 and 2009, the LOGO channel documentary Gender Rebel in 2006, Trisha and Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show in 2012, NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook and HuffPost Live in 2013. He has also been interviewed by countless print-media journalist from around the world. His most notable print-media coverage was the protest against him by the  Westboro Baptist Church in 2009. 

Along with his speaking and LGBTQ activist work, Ryan is also the author of his memoir  Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life. And editor-in-chief for The Outrider Review, a quarterly literary journal dedicated to sexuality, gender and identity.