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Lucky Michaels

Trans Activist

Lucky Michaels is a Trans Activist and International Speaker. She is the first transgender woman ever to be featured by the James Beard Foundation and is currently a mixologist at Storico in the Landmark New-York Historical Society. Lucky likes to mix some history into the cocktail shaker as she draws you in with passion for hospitality. With 20 years working in trans-related agencies, she was the Director for a shelter for Homeless LGBTQ youth and holds a seat on The National Advisory Council for LGBTQ Youth. Her photography has been celebrated globally and is well known for her book Shelter which was published in the New York Times and landed her on the inaugural list of The Advocate Magazine's Top 40 Advocates Under 40 Years of age.