Caleb Laieski is an environment and civil rights activist, as well as a Champion to the LGBT rights movement. He was bullied, dropped out of high school and quickly obtained his GED. After being bullied at the age of 16, he became a national advocate for anti-bullying, LGBT rights, and suicide prevention.
Mr. Laieski lived in Arizona at the time and at the age of 16, he took his fight to Washington, D.C., where he met with over 200 staffers and members of Congress.
This later resulted in Mr. Laieski meeting and being thanked for his work by President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden. He was included in several speeches to the nation by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. He was also the Grand Marshal for both Phoenix Pride and Palm Spring’s Pride.
When he turned 17, he was appointed to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s Staff as his Youth and Diversity Liaison. At the age of 18, he then went onto become a 9-1-1 Dispatcher for Arlington County, Virginia. During this time, he filed a lawsuit against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their lifetime ban on gays from donating blood.
Caleb Laieski continues to be a major advocate for public safety, the environment, and LGBT Rights.