Juan Acosta is an award winning LGBTQ+, Mental Health Advocate who serves on national committees, speaks at conferences and festivals, and he is a NYT Bestselling Author for a book co-authored with Lady Gaga "Channel Kindness". He drafted a historic LGBTQ+ proclamation for his hometown of Woodland, CA. He currently serves as one of the Regional Managers for the CalHOPE Warm Line. Juan began his advocacy work locally at the age of thirteen and accumulated over 200+ community service hours by the age of fifteen. Since then Juan has done work throughout the entire state of California, nationally, & globally.