Skyler Jay

Skyler Jay

Director of Operations/Speaker/Board Member

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.

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