Jake & Hannah Graf

Britain’s First Transgender Parents Named the UK’s Most Influential LGBTQ Couple


  • Directed, Wrote & Acted in ‘XWHY’
  • Named on The Independent’s Rainbow List
  • Judges the National Diversity Awards



  • Decorated Officer in the British Army
  • One of the Highest Ranked Transgender Soldiers in the Forces
  • Previously the Army’s Transgender Representative



  • First Transgender Couple to Have a Baby in the UK
  • Named the UK’s Most Influential LGBTQ Couple
  • Patrons of Mermaids Charity Supporting LGBT+ People

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.

Official Testimonials

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”

Alexandra D’Sa, Citi

“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.”

Ethan Spibey, LGBT Network

“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).”

Head of HR, BNP Paribas

“Please pass on, on behalf of all of us at SAP, our gratitude to Jake and Hannah. They were outstanding and authentic, honest and engaging. They gave our event a very natural and relaxed feel and this allowed our audience to ask questions they may not have asked before. Jake and Hannah were a pleasure to work with  and we wanted to pass on all of the messages that were coming through for them:

One of my daughter’s best friends and roommate is a great guy. He was forced to girls dorm and he was never fully happy. He completed his transition recently and a few months ago I saw a picture where he was smiling for the first time ever that I had seen. thank you for sharing your stories. I know not a question, but both of your stories are so important for kids like him. Thank you so much for sharing. I do my best as an ally and I appreciate you both. So happy you found happiness in the end.

Watching with my nine-year-old daughter. Quote: “Cutest picture ever!

Beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing!

Thank you for sharing your stories! So happy for you both. And your adorable children.

Hannah, Jake…no question, only a comment. If we had more courageous people like yourselves in the world, we’d all be living in a better place.

Thank you Hannah & Jake for sharing your story and congrats on your two beautiful children!

THANK YOU! I so appreciate your visibility”

Alix, SAP

“Just a note of thanks from myself and Rosie for your help with this. It was a great session and Jake and Hannah were amazing, we could’ve carried on talking for hours”

David, Executive Assistant, Beiersdorf

“The whole business was truly inspired by them. They were so open and honest and we all said we could’ve carried on the conversation for a lot longer. They were both very at ease and were open to questions, which is always a good thing. The videos that were shown during the talk were a real insight into the challenges that people face, so it was great that they shared them. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in the future”

David, Executive Assistant, Beiersdorf

“Jake and Hannah were absolutely phenomenal – the feedback we have received is truly outstanding. They were so genuine, authentic and inspirational.”

Jane, Respiratory Representative, GSK

To enquire about Jake & Hannah Graf for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@lgbt-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 295.