Public Speaker- Personal Transformation- Diversity & Inclusion- Leadership

NOAA 2019 LGBTQ+ Pride Month Observance

I was privileged to speak at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's LGBTQ+ Pride Month Observance. Check out the video!

Highlights from my Keystone Conference workshop!

We had a great time at the Keystone Gender Conference celebrating transgender and gender noon-conforming identities!  Check it out here!  Special shout out to Connie Rice and Nicola Van Kuilenburg for your support! 

My message

Hear about my message of hope and empowerment, and what people are saying about it!

Department of Veteran Affairs Pride Month Celebration

The full VA Pride Month observance! This is the first time I told the story of the Princess and the Prince. My remarks start at the 13:00 minute mark.

In the news!

Washington Blade Coverage of the 2018 Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner

Washington Blade coverage of Ann Murdoch speaking at Equality Virginia's Commonwealth Dinner in 2018

Washington Blade coverage of Equality Virginia's 2018 Commonwealth Dinner, attended by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and nearly 1,000 legislators, business and community leaders and activists.

“Veterans — especially LGBTQ-plus veterans — are used to taking on adversity,” she said. “We don’t quit.” 

2017 OUT 100

Ann Murdoch Speaker Out 100 Veteran Transgender LGBTQ

OUT Magazine's 2017 "OUT 100"- "Despite 'efforts by a spiteful minority,' as activist Ann Murdoch puts it, trans service members still have hope for, and, most importantly, pride in their country."

2017 OUT 100 Gala Coverage

Ann Murdoch at the OUT 100 Gala Red Carpet.

Ann Murdoch at the 2017 OUT 100 Gala on the red carpet!  See OUT's full photo gallery to check it out.

Veterans Day Wreath Laying at Congressional Cemetery


It has been a tradition continued in some form or fashion every Veterans Day since 1989.  LGBTQ Community members have gathered in the Congressional Cemetery at the grave of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich on Veterans Day to remember his service and sacrifice, and honor all our LGBT Veterans and Service Members.

2018 Equality Virginia Dinner

Ann Murdoch Speaks at Equality Virginia's Commonwealth Dinner.

"Ann Murdoch, a member of our Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau, took the stage to share a journey of self-discovery, complete with a knight, terrible dragons, and triumphant princess. She likened the advocates and supporters of Equality Virginia to the great rainbow army that helped her defeat the dragons of shame and discrimination. We’ve all heard inspiring stories about a transgender person’s journey towards self-acceptance and happiness, but Ann’s unique perspective helped us shine a light on how transgender military bans impact our neighbors, friends, and loved ones right here in Virginia."

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Virginia Values Forum


Fair and equal access to healthcare, housing, employment and public accommodations are basic human rights! I was proud to join these powerful advocates as they shared their stories as part of Equality Virginia's Virginia Values Forum on September 26, 2019.


Check out this great video