Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ryan Sallans, Introduction: Meet Our 2013 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

Ryan Sallans is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher and author specializing in health care, campus inclusion and workplace issues surrounding the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. 

Over the past fourteen years Ryan has conducted over a thousand presentations and trainings to diverse audiences including professionals, students and the general public. After his story was featured in the documentary Gender Rebel featured on MTV’s LOGO channel, Ryan began traveling to Universities where he shares the story of his transition from female to male. His story is told with an intermixing of humor and intricate clinical details surrounding the transition process. He has also made appearances on several talk and radio shows including: Trisha, Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show, twice on Larry King Live! and just recently NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

In 2012 Ryan released the first edition of his memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life. In 2013, Ryan founded Scout Publishing LLC and released the second edition of his memoir, Second Son. Talk show host, Larry King has said that Ryan’s story is “…an important and vital book…a terrific read,” and Dan Savage, Co-Founder of the It Gets Better Project said, “Ryan Sallans is an incredibly brave young man who has written a powerful book. Second Son will save lives.”

Ryan attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology, Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology.
To learn more about Ryan or his memoir visit ryansallans.com.

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