Welcome to RyanSallans.Com | Transgender Speaker and Author | Keynote Speaker Serving Corporations, Federal Agencies, Healthcare Institutions, Universities and Community Organizations

Ryan Sallans is a transgender speaker, consultant, 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 thirteen years, Ryan has been hosted as a transgender speaker on almost 70 college and university campuses across the nation. Scouting the Unknown is his most requested campus presentation, which is the story of his recovery from anorexia nervosa and his transition from female-to-male. Ryan’s 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, Express Scripts, US Department of Energy, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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

Clip from an Opening Plenary

In this clip, Ryan addresses an audience of 1200 federal employees where he speaks to why we need inclusive environments for LGBTQ employees, and what he feels prevents policies from moving forward. This keynote was part of the opening plenary for the 32nd Annual Federal Dispute Resolution Training that took place on August 8th, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Families in Transition: Brothers by MEL Magazine

Ryan Sallans (in blue Tshirt) with his brother Greg

Upcoming Speaking Events in April

Serving LGBTQ Patients

April 4, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Chez Hay Catering, Lincoln NE

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Child Guidance Center – Spring Training

Second Son―A Reading and Conversation on Trans Identities and Relationships

Lowell Lecture Series

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA

Lessons from a Transgender Patient

Risk Management Conference

Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company

Seattle, WA

The event is closed to the public.

Lessons From a Transgender Patient

Stanford Medicine X

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Stanford University, Stanford CA

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 almost 70 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. The Transgender Support section of this website 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 during the 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