Jake and Hannah Graf are an inspirational transgender couple who have lived their lives in the spotlight to raise awareness of trans issues. Named as the Most Influential LGBTQ Couple on The Independent’s 2018 Pride Power list, the pair are often referred to as the UK’s ‘Transgender Power Couple’ and booked as speakers for corporate events surrounding topics of acceptance, gender equality, mental health and LGBT+ awareness.
Highly successful in their own rights, Jake and Hannah first met back in 2015. Jake is widely known as an award-winning actor, director and writer- having appeared in famed titles such as The Danish Girl and Collette. He is also famed for the viral hit Headspace and has impressed with film festival productions such as Brace, Dusk and Chance. Hannah was deployed as an Officer in the British Army, serving across Afghanistan, Canada and Kenya as an Officer of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. After coming out as transgender in 2013, Hannah became one of the highest-ranked transgender officers in the Army and was also named as the Transgender Representative of the Army.
Married in 2018, the couple has since become parents to daughter Mille and acted as role models to other transgender and LGBT couples with the dream of starting a family. The pair have avidly supported charity work, acting as Patrons of the Mermaid charity. Jake is also a Patron of The Albert Kennedy Trust and the Ditch the Label anti-bullying project and Hannah is an Ambassador for LGBT Sport Cymru. The pair have also acted as judges for awards, with Hannah a Judge of the British LGBT Awards and Jake an Ambassador and Judge of The National Diversity Awards, Rainbow Honours and the European Diversity Awards.
Jake and Hannah have also been the recipients of various awards. Jake has been named on the OUT100 List of OUT Magazine, the Pride Power List by The Independent and the LGBT Power List by The Guardian. Hannah has also been recognised with awards from the Out in Work 100 Awards, Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards and the British LGBT Awards. Hannah has also notably been appointed MBE in 2019 and the pair are highly regarded for seizing every opportunity to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of trans individuals.
Now internationally sought as speakers for all medium of events, Jake and Hannah are committed to making members of the LGBT+ community feel more accepted. Seasoned speakers, Jake was formerly invited to speak at the first trans-specific White House event and has also spoken in Westminster Speaker’s House. Hannah has also frequently spoken to top media outlets and featured on the likes of Lorraine and Good Morning Britain. Together, Hannah and Jake have spoken for top organisations including the likes of Citi Bank, Lloyds, the Stonewall Workplace Conference, the Pride in London Gala and Warner Brothers. Helping to dispel myths surrounding transgender people and encouraging acceptance of such individuals in both the workplace and society as a whole, Jake and Hannah Graf are ideal speakers for events themed on diversity, inclusion and LGBT+ awareness.