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Shane Ortega

5 out of 5

The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

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 Shane Ortega Biography

Shane Ortega is the first openly serving transgender military service member. He was featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List and on the History Channel’s History now. Shane is a mixed American Indian enrolled in the Skaroreh Katenuauka Nation, a retired disabled combat Veteran (Marines and Army) of over 11 years and a Two-spirit (Transgender) man.

He has a 12+ year record of championing human rights legislation and policy. As an advocate, consultant, Author, Speaker and educator in topics such as LGBTQ equity, indigenous rights, disabled veterans' rights, MMIW, two-spirit education, land sovereignty and colonial/tribal law relationship.

He is most commonly known for his work repealing the transgender military ban and co-founding the Non-profit organization Spart*a. He also assisted with education for the “Road Home Program” at Howard Brown Health in Chicago.

Shane continues to give Keynote speeches at universities, hospitals and corporations like Apple and Bloomberg News. He has also been featured in modeling campaigns for companies like Belvedere Vodka with Janelle Monae and 2xist. Internationally in news, Shane is considered a subject matter expert for segments on every major news network.

Shane is the recipient of several military and civilian awards the most recent being the Icon Award from Harper's Bazaar, as one of the three most influential champions of human rights for people of color in America. Continuously learning, Shane is graduates with a degree in Public Health and Policy and a focus on his Juris Doctorate.

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Shane Ortega

5 out of 5

The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

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Raleigh, NC, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $5,000 - $10,000

Shane Ortega Biography

Shane Ortega is the first openly serving transgender military service member. He was featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List and on the History Channel’s History now. Shane is a mixed American Indian enrolled in the Skaroreh Katenuauka Nation, a retired disabled combat Veteran (Marines and Army) of over 11 years and a Two-spirit (Transgender) man.

He has a 12+ year record of championing human rights legislation and policy. As an advocate, consultant, Author, Speaker and educator in topics such as LGBTQ equity, indigenous rights, disabled veterans' rights, MMIW, two-spirit education, land sovereignty and colonial/tribal law relationship.

He is most commonly known for his work repealing the transgender military ban and co-founding the Non-profit organization Spart*a. He also assisted with education for the “Road Home Program” at Howard Brown Health in Chicago.

Shane continues to give Keynote speeches at universities, hospitals and corporations like Apple and Bloomberg News. He has also been featured in modeling campaigns for companies like Belvedere Vodka with Janelle Monae and 2xist. Internationally in news, Shane is considered a subject matter expert for segments on every major news network.

Shane is the recipient of several military and civilian awards the most recent being the Icon Award from Harper's Bazaar, as one of the three most influential champions of human rights for people of color in America. Continuously learning, Shane is graduates with a degree in Public Health and Policy and a focus on his Juris Doctorate.

Shane Ortega Videos

  • Transgender veteran Shane Ortega discusses Trump's military ban
    Retired Staff Sgt. Shane Ortega, who’s been through multiple combat tours, offered his perspective on being a transgender soldier in the U.S....
  • Shane Ortega Reacts To President Donald Trump’s Ban | MSNBC
    Shane Ortega, the first openly trans soldier to serve in the Army, said he is ‘entirely outraged’ by President Trump’s ban.
  • Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military
    Shane Ortega talks about joining the military to fight the bans on LGBTQ people after seeing how hard it was for his mom (who is a lesbian) to serve...

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  • How to book Shane Ortega?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shane Ortega for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Shane Ortega, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shane Ortega or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shane Ortega?

    Booking fees for Shane Ortega, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shane Ortega, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Shane Ortega?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shane Ortega for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shane Ortega for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shane Ortega or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shane Ortega or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Shane Ortega is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shane Ortega for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Shane Ortega generally travels from Raleigh, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Charlene Carruthers, Chella Man, Gavin Grimm and Chris Mosier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shane Ortega for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Shane Ortega Speaker Videos

  • Transgender veteran Shane Ortega discusses Trump's military ban
    Retired Staff Sgt. Shane Ortega, who’s been through multiple combat tours, offered his perspective on being a transgender soldier in the U.S. military -- and President Trump's ban on transgender...
    Shane Ortega Reacts To President Donald Trump’s Ban | MSNBC
    Shane Ortega, the first openly trans soldier to serve in the Army, said he is ‘entirely outraged’ by President Trump’s ban.
  • Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military
    Shane Ortega talks about joining the military to fight the bans on LGBTQ people after seeing how hard it was for his mom (who is a lesbian) to serve during Don't Ask, Don't Tell. He talks about...

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