Official Bios


Public Speaker and Thought Leader.
Tiq shares his story of being transgender and how that informs his views on masculinity, race and gender. He travels throughout North America leading discussions on healthy modes of masculinity, inclusive leadership and creating cultures of consent. He has lectured at several universities including Harvard, Stanford and Brown on the importance of inclusion as tool of innovation and outlines concrete strategies for productive engagement.

Inclusive Media Consultant and Host.
He is a sought-after host and strategic media consultant. He’s moderated conversations about LGBT representation in media for HBO’s Newfest Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, LOGO and MTV. He’s hosted authors in conversation at The Schomburg Center for Research, NYU and Princeton. This spring he will be hosting an evening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York city.
As a media consultant, he guides organizations and companies in creating detailed media campaigns that engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and authentic. He’s worked with HBO, NBC News and various film and television producers on the rollout of several projects including the documentaries HBO’s Suited and Netflix’s The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson. Tiq also served as the Senior Media Strategist and National Spokesperson for GLAAD using data driven strategies to engage various media in appropriate and honest LGBTQ representation and creative direction.

Cultural Influencer and Writer.
Tiq writes about pop culture, inclusive leadership, transgender rights and equity.A journalist for over a decade his work has appeared on MIC, Buzzfeed, NBC and CNN among others. His 2016 TED Talk A Queer Vision of Love and Marriage alongside his wife, Kim Katrin Milan has been viewed over 3 million times and continues to inform and inspire people all over the world.

Short Bio

Media maker. Journalist. Adviser.

Tiq Milan has been an advocate in the LGBT community for over a decade. He is also a writer and consultant who carved a niche for himself as a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality.