Ryan Cassata

"Transgender Singing Sensation." - The Advocate


Ryan Cassata is an accomplished singer-songwriter and award winning LGBTQ activist based in San Francisco. The 21 year old Long Island Native, has tallied over 500 performances touring across the United States and internationally, including dates on the Van’s Warped Tour and at the worlds biggest pride festivals. With features in Billboard Magazine, The New York Times and The Daily News, Ryan has made the most of his young career, which started when he was just 13. In addition to The Advocate saying he’s a “Transgender singing sensation”, LOGO put him on the “9 Trans Musicians You Need To Get Into” list. As an activist, he is the first recipient of the Harvey Milk Memorial award, became the youngest keynote speaker to ever be selected for the largest transgender conference in existence, and has made appearances on shows such as The Larry King Live Show, and The Tyra Banks show. Committed to educating through music and speech to wipe out ignorance, Ryan continues to share his inspiring message of hope & acceptance with numerous schools and universities across the country. Returning to the big screen, Ryan was the main focus in documentary “Songs for Alexis” which screened at such seminal film festivals including Frameline, Raindance, Toronto Hot Docs, and DOC NYC. Currently, Ryan’s excited to make his acting debut as the co-lead in Lauren Wolkstein’s short “Beemus: It’ll End In Tears”, while working on a brand new album with Barb Morrison, and continuing to bring his music and message to an ever-growing audience via his popular YouTube channel and at venues across the nation.

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