Bethany lives her life out loud — as an expert source for international media on transgender issues, as a humor columnist for the Huffington Post, as a talented emcee for events and conferences and even as an award-winning stand-up comedian.

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In the Media

The goal of my research is to help – and save – transgender lives. Working with the media increases my chances of making that happen, as my voice becomes enriched and enlarged by theirs. As a former member of the media, I’m always amazed by the power of it – and honored that I get to be a part of it in this way.

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On the Stage

At the conclusion of my run as a performer for Disney on Ice, my director summed up how she saw me. “Bethany loves the spotlight – but she’s always happiest when she’s sharing it with someone else.” Being comfortable on stage is a gift, and an admittedly self-serving one at times. Its inherent spotlight to help others, however, is a privilege, and I’ll never forget that.

Banner photo from The Storytellers Project by Omar Ornelas, The Desert-Sun
Tie-dye photo from The Register-Guard