Mac was appointed by the Mayor as a Seattle City Commissioner in 2011 and he served until 2016. Mac is the transgender and gender non-conforming outreach director for Social Outreach Seattle and a former board member for Seattle Counseling Center. He is on the Seattle Police Department LGBT advisory board. And continuously speaks on panels and solo at numerous colleges, non-profit groups and state and city government on gender & sexuality. Mac recently worked on a small team to help Seattle Police Department develop policy and training around working with the transgender community. Mac donates his time as the head instructor for Social Outreach Seattle’s Self-Defense Academy, teaching self-defense to empower all people, regardless of income.
Mac has been a keynote speaker at many events including the University of Washington, Mayo Clinic, numerous colleges, organizations and conferences . Mac has appeared on Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, the 700 Club, on UniVision and been featured in People Magazine and many more.
Mac’s experience prior to transition was that of a successful female athlete and business owner. This experience led him to be a champion for women’s rights, attempting to close the pay gap and achieve equal opportunity for women and folks that are gender variant. He was a former US karate team champion. And is a well known martial arts competitor, coach and teacher; who has dedicated his career to empowering specifically, but not exclusively, woman and children with knowledge that helps them live more safely. He has extensive training in conflict resolution and arbitration through being a certified coach and referee for the AAU and U.S. Olympic committee.
Mac McGregor is a dedicated, heartfelt activist and educator who focuses every part of his existence on creating a world where people can feel free to be true to themselves. Mac is a bringer of Unity through Community Empowerment and will always find a way to build a bridge instead of a wall.