Christopher is passionate about sharing his story with the world and always looking for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth interested in sharing their story.

Chris is a gay cisgender White male married to a transgender Lao person.  They met when Chris was working on his Youth & Urban Decay Series in Vientiane, Laos.

Chris was born and raised in a racist family in Mobile, Alabama.  He enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17.  This was well before the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, so it was a troubling time for him to come out.  Fortunately, Chris was assigned to the care of a Black psychiatrist, Dr. Coleman, who changed Christopher's life in many positive ways.

In Their Rooms

In Their Rooms is a photography series created by American photographer, Christopher Ryan.   The series was created very specifically with the LGBTQ community in mind, allowing queer & transgende...

What is a Ladyboy in Thailand

An Introduction to Kathoey or Katoey In Thailand, there is a third gender known as kathoey or katoey. These individuals may identify as transgender women in some cases, or effeminate gay men in others. Many pe...