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Brandon Wolf

5 out of 5

Pulse Nightclub Survivor, Activist, Changemaker & Thought Leader

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 Brandon Wolf Biography

Sherrilyn Kenyon once said that “the strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell”. The early hours of June 12, 2016 were nothing short of that for Brandon Wolf. Just after 2am, a gunman filled with hate and armed with a weapon of war charged into Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida and opened fire – just steps from where Wolf stood. As the gunfire raged, he made a break for an emergency exit, narrowly escaping the club with his life. His best friends, Drew and Juan, weren’t so lucky. They were among the 49 mostly LGBTQ people of color murdered in what was the country’s deadliest mass shooting at the time.

Wolf’s path since that harrowing night can be summed up in a quiet promise he made at Drew’s funeral: to never stop fighting for a world he would be proud of. Weeks after the shooting, Wolf began sharing his story of survival amidst efforts to shift gun policy in America. He became a powerful surrogate for Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s successful bid to unseat an NRA-backed incumbent and joined the Advisory Board of The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, an LGBTQ gun violence prevention Political Action Committee. In August of 2016, Wolf joined then-candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in calling for change.

But sweeping change didn’t come. That year, the country elected Donald Trump to the highest office in the land and hope for new gun safety legislation faded. The 2018 shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas reignited the public fire, pushing Wolf’s story of survival into the light again. He joined students from Parkland in marching on Tallahassee and Washington DC, delivering powerful remarks from the steps of the State Capitol and rallying LGBTQ attendees at The Human Rights Campaign headquarters. He became a regular face on cable news networks, calling out leaders for their failure to act on issues of equality and gun violence. Wolf did speaking tours in his home state of Oregon discussing the need for systemic changes, helped secure the passage of Florida’s first gun safety legislation in two decades, and, in 2019, became the first survivor of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy to testify before the US House of Representatives. Since the shooting, Wolf has been recognized as one of Huffington Post’s 30 LGBTQ Influencers Under 30 and Business Equality Magazine’s 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40.

Wolf’s passion for progressive action led him to serve as the top national surrogate on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Campaign, criss-crossing the country to stump for Warren’s candidacy. He joined the Senator in Las Vegas, pitching her to crowded LGBTQ venues and introducing her at a town hall meeting before a crowd of thousands.

Wolf’s work has been shaped by the life and legacy of his best friend Drew. In the summer following the tragedy at Pulse, he helped to found The Dru Project, an LGBTQ youth organization that cultivates inclusive school environments and provides college funding to emerging queer leaders. This year, the organization will have given over $100,000 in college scholarships to those rising stars, evidence of Wolf’s commitment to creating a pipeline of talent to reimagine the future.

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Speaking Topics
  • Self Care: How I Learned What It Means To Survive

    Audre Lorde said, “caring for myself is not self indulgence, it’s self-preservation”. Following the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Brandon quickly learned the power – and necessity – of self care. This presentation explores the real life application of self care; the challenges of caring for one’s self in a world that prioritizes productivity; and the incalculable need for community when healing. The truth is, you don’t have to save the world to earn your place in it. This talk will empower the audience to demand the ultimate form of resistance: self care.

  • Advocating From the Intersections

    As the country comes to terms with the task of creating an inclusive democracy, Brandon’s insight into the power of advocating authentically is invaluable. This online presentation explore the need for intersectionality in movement building; the limitless power of sharing our authentic stories and the links between the multiple crises facing our nation. There has never been a more urgent time to bring new voices to the table. These new, unlikely perspectives in the fight for change will illuminate the path to getting us there.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brandon Wolf 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 Brandon Wolf, 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 Brandon Wolf or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Brandon Wolf?

    Booking fees for Brandon Wolf, 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 Brandon Wolf, 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 Brandon Wolf?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brandon Wolf 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 Brandon Wolf for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Brandon Wolf or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brandon Wolf 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.
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Brandon Wolf

5 out of 5

Pulse Nightclub Survivor, Activist, Changemaker & Thought Leader

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Brandon Wolf Biography

Sherrilyn Kenyon once said that “the strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell”. The early hours of June 12, 2016 were nothing short of that for Brandon Wolf. Just after 2am, a gunman filled with hate and armed with a weapon of war charged into Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida and opened fire – just steps from where Wolf stood. As the gunfire raged, he made a break for an emergency exit, narrowly escaping the club with his life. His best friends, Drew and Juan, weren’t so lucky. They were among the 49 mostly LGBTQ people of color murdered in what was the country’s deadliest mass shooting at the time.

Wolf’s path since that harrowing night can be summed up in a quiet promise he made at Drew’s funeral: to never stop fighting for a world he would be proud of. Weeks after the shooting, Wolf began sharing his story of survival amidst efforts to shift gun policy in America. He became a powerful surrogate for Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s successful bid to unseat an NRA-backed incumbent and joined the Advisory Board of The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, an LGBTQ gun violence prevention Political Action Committee. In August of 2016, Wolf joined then-candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in calling for change.

But sweeping change didn’t come. That year, the country elected Donald Trump to the highest office in the land and hope for new gun safety legislation faded. The 2018 shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas reignited the public fire, pushing Wolf’s story of survival into the light again. He joined students from Parkland in marching on Tallahassee and Washington DC, delivering powerful remarks from the steps of the State Capitol and rallying LGBTQ attendees at The Human Rights Campaign headquarters. He became a regular face on cable news networks, calling out leaders for their failure to act on issues of equality and gun violence. Wolf did speaking tours in his home state of Oregon discussing the need for systemic changes, helped secure the passage of Florida’s first gun safety legislation in two decades, and, in 2019, became the first survivor of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy to testify before the US House of Representatives. Since the shooting, Wolf has been recognized as one of Huffington Post’s 30 LGBTQ Influencers Under 30 and Business Equality Magazine’s 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40.

Wolf’s passion for progressive action led him to serve as the top national surrogate on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Campaign, criss-crossing the country to stump for Warren’s candidacy. He joined the Senator in Las Vegas, pitching her to crowded LGBTQ venues and introducing her at a town hall meeting before a crowd of thousands.

Wolf’s work has been shaped by the life and legacy of his best friend Drew. In the summer following the tragedy at Pulse, he helped to found The Dru Project, an LGBTQ youth organization that cultivates inclusive school environments and provides college funding to emerging queer leaders. This year, the organization will have given over $100,000 in college scholarships to those rising stars, evidence of Wolf’s commitment to creating a pipeline of talent to reimagine the future.

Brandon Wolf Videos

  • Difference is Diversity: Interview Brandon Wolf [Sally Hogshead ...
    Brandon is a survivor of the staggering trauma of the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. Since then, Brandon has become a nationally-recognized...
  • Pulse 5 Year Remembrance Ceremony: Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf
    Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf joins community members for a memorial service at Pulse Nightclub to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of the tragic...
  • Pulse Survivor Brandon Wolf and Queer Muslim Activist Blair Imani ...
    At the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awars in New York, Pulse Survivor Brandon Wolf and Queer Muslim Activist Blair Imani called out Tucker Carlson for his...

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Brandon Wolf Speaking Topics

  • Self Care: How I Learned What It Means To Survive

    Audre Lorde said, “caring for myself is not self indulgence, it’s self-preservation”. Following the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Brandon quickly learned the power – and necessity – of self care. This presentation explores the real life application of self care; the challenges of caring for one’s self in a world that prioritizes productivity; and the incalculable need for community when healing. The truth is, you don’t have to save the world to earn your place in it. This talk will empower the audience to demand the ultimate form of resistance: self care.

  • Advocating From the Intersections

    As the country comes to terms with the task of creating an inclusive democracy, Brandon’s insight into the power of advocating authentically is invaluable. This online presentation explore the need for intersectionality in movement building; the limitless power of sharing our authentic stories and the links between the multiple crises facing our nation. There has never been a more urgent time to bring new voices to the table. These new, unlikely perspectives in the fight for change will illuminate the path to getting us there.

FAQs on booking Brandon Wolf

  • How to book Brandon Wolf?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brandon Wolf 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 Brandon Wolf, 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 Brandon Wolf or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brandon Wolf?

    Booking fees for Brandon Wolf, 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 Brandon Wolf, 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 Brandon Wolf?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brandon Wolf 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 Brandon Wolf 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 Brandon Wolf or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brandon Wolf 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.

Brandon Wolf is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Self Care: How I Learned What It Means To Survive and Advocating From the Intersections. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brandon Wolf for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Brandon Wolf generally travels from Orlando, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shane Ortega, LZ Granderson, Kylar Broadus, Geena Rocero and Billy Bean. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brandon Wolf for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Brandon Wolf Speaker Videos

  • Difference is Diversity: Interview Brandon Wolf [Sally Hogshead ...
    Brandon is a survivor of the staggering trauma of the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. Since then, Brandon has become a nationally-recognized leader for LGBTQ youth (a cause near and dear to my...
    Pulse 5 Year Remembrance Ceremony: Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf
    Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf joins community members for a memorial service at Pulse Nightclub to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of the tragic violence that took the lives of 49 people.
  • Pulse Survivor Brandon Wolf and Queer Muslim Activist Blair Imani ...
    At the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awars in New York, Pulse Survivor Brandon Wolf and Queer Muslim Activist Blair Imani called out Tucker Carlson for his hateful and dangerous rhetoric.

Brandon Wolf Speaking Topics

  • Self Care: How I Learned What It Means To Survive

    Audre Lorde said, “caring for myself is not self indulgence, it’s self-preservation”. Following the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Brandon quickly learned the power – and necessity – of self care. This presentation explores the real life application of self care; the challenges of caring for one’s self in a world that prioritizes productivity; and the incalculable need for community when healing. The truth is, you don’t have to save the world to earn your place in it. This talk will empower the audience to demand the ultimate form of resistance: self care.

  • Advocating From the Intersections

    As the country comes to terms with the task of creating an inclusive democracy, Brandon’s insight into the power of advocating authentically is invaluable. This online presentation explore the need for intersectionality in movement building; the limitless power of sharing our authentic stories and the links between the multiple crises facing our nation. There has never been a more urgent time to bring new voices to the table. These new, unlikely perspectives in the fight for change will illuminate the path to getting us there.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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