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Dear Schuyler


Gender, identity, mental health, LGBTQ+ civil rights—these don’t have to be confusing, intimidating conversations. Everyone from your grandma to your best friend has an opinion on these issues, and Schuyler Bailar, the celebrated activist, author, and trailblazing transgender athlete (the first to compete in NCAA Division 1) is here for it.

Every week, Schuyler invites cultural movers to join him in provocative and personal conversations. They include thought leaders like actress-activist Dylan Mulvaney, NCAA champion swimmer Lia Thomas, NFL Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo, Olympian Megan Rapinoe, and many others. Every episode focuses on a topical, listener-sourced question. Submit your question below 👇

Sometimes the conversation is fun, other times it may get uncomfortable, but in the end, Schuyler and his guests give us the perspective and vocabulary to better understand each other in today’s evolving world. Would you like to better understand gender and identity? Want to explore what being an ally can really mean? However you define yourself — you’re in the right place. Dear Schuyler humanizes these conversations.

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Composer Tyler Cash created the original theme song for the “Dear Schuyler” podcast. With influence from artists including Remi Wolf, Glass Animals, Passion Pit, Tame Impala, Empire of the Sun, and more, the track captures the warmth and celebratory confidence of “Dear Schuyler.”

Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar is a renowned speaker, activist, and educator on transgender inclusion. He is the first transgender athlete to compete on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team in any sport. Schuyler’s difficult choice—to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA champion—was historic. Schuyler’s story has appeared everywhere from 60 Minutes to The Ellen Show and his tireless advocacy has earned him honors including LGBTQ Nation’s Instagram Advocate for 2020 and the Harvard Director’s Award. In addition to being one of the top social media LGBTQ+ educators and advocates, Schuyler is a leading DEI speaker and advisor for hundreds of businesses, organizations, and schools. Schuyler also continues his academic pursuits in the Evolutionary Psychology Lab and the Valera Clinical Psychology Lab at Harvard.


Host Schuyler Bailar
Producer Antonio Enriquez
Supervising Producer Mark Francis
Theme Music Tyler Cash
Booking Anthony Lopez
Executive Producers Jacob Bronstein, Susan Canavan, Mark Francis, Scott Waxman

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