Named the UK’s Most Influential LGBTQ Couple in the Independent’s Pride Power List 2018, Jake and Hannah Graf have made history with their relationship. Both Jake and Hannah are transgender and have become known globally for their bravery, as they work publicly towards greater inclusion for LGBT+ people in the workplace and society. As speakers, Jake and Hannah provide a humorous, educational and truly moving talk with each contributing personal stories from their transitioning experiences, in a bid to support progressive change.
Jake is an award-winning film director, writer, and actor, who has enjoyed international success with his work. From starring in The Danish Girl to writing and directing XWHY about his experiences of trans representation, Jake has used his platform to bring awareness to the challenges faced in the LGBT+ community. For his high-profile career and further influence as a trans man, Jake has been named on the Independent’s Pride Power List.
Hannah is equally accomplished in her career, being one of the most highly ranked transgender soldiers in the British Army. Having been deployed to Afghanistan, Kenya and beyond, Hannah has been decorated for her achievements in the Forces and gained the rank of Officer. Before retiring in 2019, Hannah acted as the Army’s Transgender Representative, advising on inclusive policies.
As a couple, Jake and Hannah’s influence is undeniable and has seen them featured on several inspiring LGBT lists. They recently fronted the documentary ‘Our Baby: A Modern Miracle’ after becoming the first transgender parents in the UK. The pair are both patrons of the Mermaids Charity which supports young LGBT+ people and their families. Using their platform to spread love and inclusivity, Jake and Hannah are highly sought after speakers on diversity and LGBT+ policies for corporate clients.
Jake & Hannah Graf is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Not only are Jake and Hannah charismatic, passionate, and informed speakers, but Jake’s films generated a lot of important discussion and questions from our audience. Their honesty around transition and candid answers to questions was endearing, and we have had only positive feedback from our event. Jake and Hannah were a pleasure to work with – happy to adapt to whatever style of speech we wanted them to deliver, and their charity work brought a lot of new faces to our company”
“We recently booked Jake and Hannah to speak as our keynote address at a large-scale InterComms LGBT+ Network event and we can safely say they were an incredible opener to our panel discussion ‘Why just the G in LGBT? Let’s start with the LBT’. Their story was personal, inspiring, touching and delivered with aplomb to an extremely engaged audience. They also got involved with the panel debate afterwards, delivering well-thought out and balanced answers to our attendees questions. Jake and Hannah are consummate professionals, and incredible ambassadors for the Trans and LGBT+ communities.”
“I just wanted to thank you again so much for your work organising the event with the Army last night. It is up there as my favourite D&I event yet. Super informative and left us all with proper practical tips for addressing this complex area. Very timely with the announcements yesterday re the new head of the Army and UK Armed Services (both of whom, from what I hear, have been major drivers behind the Army’s significant advance in the area of D&I).”