Tiq Milan

Tiq Milan

Journalist, Transgender Advocate & Media Consultant

Tiq Milan has been an advocate and media maker for over a decade. His media career began as a freelance writer, reporting for several pop culture magazines such as Rolling Stone, VIBE and Complex. As a journalist, he sharpened his expertise in spotting cultural trends and mixed media messaging.

When he began his journey as a transgender man he decided to step away from entertainment writing to focus on advocacy. It was here he carved a niche for himself, using his media expertise as a tool to shift the cultural needle towards inclusion and progress as the Public Information Officer at Lambda Legal and later as the Senior Media Strategist of National News at GLAAD. Tiq now travels internationally sharing his story of transition and discussing the power of media as an agent of social change.

Tiq has penned articles for BET.com, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Source, Vibe and others on issues facing the LGBT movement. Tiq is the former editor-in-chief of IKONS magazine, an LGBT pop culture magazine, and has been a freelance pop culture journalist for several years, interviewing people from Jay-Z to Cicely Tyson.