Juan Acosta is an internationally recognized, award winning LGBTQ+ mental health advocate who serves on national committees, speaks at conferences and festivals, and he is a New York Times bestselling author for a book co-authored with Lady Gaga, Channel Kindness. Juan also appeared in "The Power of Kindness" special alongside Lady Gaga. Juan drafted a historic LGBTQ+ proclamation for his hometown of Woodland, CA. He has collaborated with numerous organizations and brands. Juan 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.