Shane Ortega

Keynote Speaker: The US Army's First Openly Trans Soldier

Shane Ortega Biography

Shane Ortega is the first openly serving transgender military service member. He was featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List. Ortega 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.

Ortega has a record of championing human rights legislation and policy. Ortega is an advocate, consultant, author, speaker, and educator on 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 SPARTA, an LGBTQ military support group. He also assisted with education for the “Road Home Program” at Howard Brown Health in Chicago.

Ortega 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.

Ortega is the recipient of several military and civilian awards, including 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, Ortega holds a degree in public health and policy from Boise State University.

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Shane Ortega Videos

Transgender veteran Shane Ortega discusses Trump's military ban
Shane Ortega Reacts To President Donald Trump’s Ban | MSNBC
Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military

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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 $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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shane Ortega for an upcoming event.

Shane Ortega Videos

Transgender veteran Shane Ortega discusses Trump's military ban
Shane Ortega Reacts To President Donald Trump’s Ban | MSNBC
Shane Ortega: The First Trans Person to Serve Openly in the Military

Shane Ortega Reviews

  • Bloomsburg University - Nov 20 2020

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Nov 12 2020

  • University of Central Florida Board of Trustees, for the benefit of the UCF Multicultural Student Center - Oct 04 2018

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