Seth Rainess


Seth Rainess is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, PFLAG Jersey Shore facilitator, WPATH member & GLSEN volunteer. He is on the PFLAG Jersey Shore board and the Advisory Board of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Gender Development and Sexuality Clinic. Educationally, he holds many degrees including an M.S. in psychology and rehab counseling. He’s conducted seminars for trans youth, school assemblies and professional development for faculty in high schools and universities.

He also provides workshops for the college, professional and corporate world on diversity and inclusion. Combining his 30+ years of experience working in the business sector and nonprofit organizations with his passion for helping trans youth/adults, he can offer wisdom from his own life in discussing the surprises, worries, joys and rewards of transitioning for youth today.

In his book REAL TALK FOR TEENS: Jump-start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond, Seth offers trans teens a foundation for transitioning and a unique perspective on what it takes to be successful in today’s world. He draws on his rich life history, to offer youth, parents and mental health professionals an emotional road-map and physical timeline through gender transition and the exciting life that can lay beyond.