Juan Acosta is an 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’s dedicated his life to fighting for mental health and LGBTQ+ rights.
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.
Juan Acosta drafted a historic LGBTQ+ proclamation for the city of Woodland, CA. That passed unanimously for the first time in the town's history. A similar attempt was made in 1998 and failed to pass through the City Council
Juan served as an Inaugural Reporter for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, via their Channel Kindness platform.