Mountaineer, explorer, and LGBT rights advocate, from New Jersey, USA
Born into a family of explorers, Cason had already visited more countries by the time he was a teenager than most people see in their lifetime. However, it was his experience climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro at only 15 years-old that began an ambitious goal to be the first openly LGBT person to climb all seven summits. This early experience, along with Cason’s SOI expedition later that year inspired and empowered Cason to combine his two passions: Mountaineering and LGBT rights advocacy.