Tony has been speaking professionally since 2005. He is known for infusing his stories of the struggles of his gender transition with insight and humor. He is committed to delivering engaging, thought-provoking, and heart-felt messages that will leave the audience with a greater awareness of their own life potential and the motivation to start living the life they always imagined.
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“Tony has a way of inviting strangers into his heart, with no expectations, and no questions asked. Though he has transcended immense adversity and saved countless lives, Tony is always down-to-earth and relatable. His gentle humor and confidence draws people to him, even when he is not trying – even when he is not aware. Tony is willing to share the most painful chapters of his personal story with anybody who will listen, in the interest of showing his audience that any trials life puts you through are all potential triumphs.” ~Kerry Kozaczuk , Chairperson , Board of Directors, Stonewall Speakers.
“Since 2007, I have invited Tony to come speak to our second-year Physician Associate students. His one-man presentation has since become a formal part of the clinical year curriculum for our PA program. Tony is at once disarming, funny, approachable and unflinchingly honest, which allows the students to empathize and relate to him as a real person, a potential patient in search of dignified medical care, and not some exotic creation of popular media that they will only hear about on TV but never meet. He also brings to the students the reality that stigma and fear prevent transgender people from seeking medical care, and that simply raising awareness about preserving the transgender patient’s dignity through a more respectful, patient-centered approach at all levels of the medical encounter can be life-saving, both physically and emotionally. Tony does not preach, he simply tells it like it is, with an honesty that only someone who has been there can provide.” ~Rita A. Rienzo PA-C, MMSc, Clinical Co-coordinator, Assistant Professor, Yale Physician Associate Program