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Shane Ortega

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The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

Shane Ortega

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4.75 out of 5

The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

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Shane Ortega Biography

Shane Ortega is an internationally acclaimed public speaker and a continuously evolving, and upscaling multi-disciplined renaissance creator. He/They have are an active participant in social justice and equity advocacy, a diversity educator, a small business founder and owner, a sound therapist, a former fitness model, a DJ/Producer, and a mixed-media artist. They are a disabled retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Marine Corps Veteran. Ortega describes his race, gender, and sexual identity as transmasculine, non-binary, queer, and mixed-ethnicity. He is a descendant of the Machapunga and Tuscarora of Indian Woods Reservation, North Carolina. After holding two Club DJ residencies in Bangkok, Thailand they released a hard techno mix incorporating Nordic healing music that reached no. 46 on the Global Hardcore Techno 100 Charts.

Ortega is featured in the Emmy-eligible and GLAAD award-nominated documentary "Trans in Trumpland." He can also be seen in HBO's “The Trans List” and the History Channel's "History Now" Series. Ortega is featured in the photo series book "American Boys" by Soraya Zaman and has modeled campaigns for companies like Belvedere Vodka and 2xist underwear.

Ortega received numerous awards for outstanding service during his military career and in 2019 Harper's Bazaar awarded him the Icon award -as one of the most influential People of Color in America working in human rights advocacy. Ortega has co-authored in the peer-reviewed journal Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, "Trans in the United States Military - Fighting for change.” The article is the proceedings of a symposium on the experience of trans people in the United States military and the advocacy to end the trans military ban. This symposium was co-sponsored by AGLP: The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists and took place at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

In DEI keynote speaking and advocacy, they inspire organizations and companies with measurable skills of compassion, equity, and traditional Indigenous perspectives. Thus elevating collective consciousness and expanding opportunities for other marginalized communities and voices. Leading to dynamic and harmonious workplaces with perspective, creativity, cohesion, and increased productivity. They use their own lived intersectional experience of generational trauma, womanhood/ness, disability, military service, multiple minority status, and public health education to support and expand the client's lens. Currently, they are in the process of completing their Masters of Indigenous Law with the University of Oklahoma by Spring 2024 and finishing their first full-length techno studio album. He plans to continue on to a Ph.D. in Governance.

Best known for co-founding the 503(c) non-profit organization Spart*a, Ortega directly supported military members through the years of the repeal of DADT and the transgender military ban. He concurrently worked as an intrinsic member of the Military Freedom Coalition which lobbied for 8 years in the same equity effort.

Shane Ortega Videos

  • Beyond Tolerance: Overcoming Barriers to Care for LGBTQ2S+ Youth
    Presenters: - Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C, EBCI descendant, Tavi Hawn Consulting - Lenny Hayes, MA, citizen of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the northeast...
  • 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 is Fighting for Transgender Rights in the Military
    Why can't transgender people serve in the U.S. military? Sgt. Shane Ortega is fighting to lift the ban. #HistoryNOW #LGBT

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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 $20,000 - $30,000. Shane Ortega generally travels from Thailand and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Kylar Broadus, LZ Granderson, Chris Mosier and Wilson Cruz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shane Ortega for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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