Skyler is a vivacious transgender activist from the South East. He has worked for the LGBTQIA+ community for over a decade and worked to greatly increase visibility, growth, and opportunity for Transgender people. He is most notably recognized for his appearance on Netflix’s Emmy award winning hit, Queer Eye; as well as his groundbreaking lawsuit against the Georgia state system to remove Trans* exclusionary healthcare policies. Skyler’s broad skill set lends him to be a source of leadership guidance, community education & resources, and building affirming environments. Available for keynotes, workshops, trainings, and consulting. He has worked with groups of all ages within and outside of the LGBTQIA+ community. In his talks Skyler exercises what he refers to as “radical patience with an open book mentality.” He promotes and encourages an open learning environment with important dialogue on the Trans* experience, focusing on the trials and triumphs he has encountered as a visible Trans person while maintaining an uplifting and interactive presence with the audience. A percentage of Skyler’s bookings are donated to Aadya Rising’s annual Transgender surgery scholarship. Contact for rates and availability.
Featured on: Netflix: Queer Eye, CampusMovieFest Award winning documentary: Beyond Our Bodies, NBC interviews, and various publications like OUT Magazine, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, Them, Pinknews, Bustle, and Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Skyler is an expert in the areas of: Trans* community visibility & education, diversity & inclusion, leadership, event coordination, team management & cohesion, and LGBTQIA+ community/youth development & outreach.
Accolades: Community Leader Award - Trans Advocacy Awards 2019, Hero on Emmy award winning Netflix show Queer Eye, Outstanding Student Advocate Award - UGA, Supervisory Excellence Certificate, Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective Manager’s Certificate, and multiple time recipient of Employee of the Year awards.
I can help with:
Meet Other MentorsView All Mentors
Rosalynne (Rose) Montoya
Rosalynne Montoya, usually referred to as Rose, is a Hispanic, bisexual, nonbinary transgender woman. Rose’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/their/theirs. She works as a professional model, content creator, actor, public speaker, makeup artist, and advocate. Their goal is to spread love and education about their community as they share their story.
Gabrielle Lory is currently earning her doctorate in Sociology. Before coming to West Virginia, she attended the University of Georgia where she obtained her BA in Sociology and her MA from Georgia Southern University in Criminology.
Bri Seeley is an entrepreneur, innovator, and business visionary. She works with entrepreneurs, companies and small businesses to create long-term, sustainable success… on their terms!
Dr. Susan Byers
Atlanta-based Psychologist Dr. Susan Byers brings over 20 years of experience to her practice, offering her clients a holistic and integrative approach as they navigate life's transitions.