Eli Rigatuso

Video Producer Director, Public Speaker, and Filmmaker in Omaha, Nebraska

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska I am an outspoken advocate for LGBTQIA equality with a long history of advocacy work! I started speaking out back in 2000 working on the campaign against 416! My work continued as an outspoken advocate on a personal level as well as professional level as an out member of the community in all areas of my life. In 2010 I helped to establish Heartland Pride which is the current 501c3 non profit organization that produces the Pride Parade and Festival.

I host a podcast on my website called Speaking Of Happy and share enlightening conversations with local LGBTQIA+ people living in the midwest. I am a public speaker and presenter and have given presentations at Union Pacific along with other local small businesses.

I am certified to train the Teaching Transgender Toolkit which was created by Eli R. Green, PhD and Luca Maurer, MS.

I work as a Video Producer/Director and I love telling stories that make a difference in the world! If you have a story to share please email me at elirigatuso@catchcreative.com

I also do video production and photography through my website at www.catchcreative.com if you have a special project that needs a creative eye than you want Catch Creative!

  • Work
    • Producer/Director
  • Education
    • University of Nebraska Omaha
Eli brings an authentic voice and courageous spirit to his work and advocacy. He has an uncanny ability to speak to his audience in a way that makes you feel you have known him your entire life. That level of comfort allows people to lean in and open their hearts and minds."
Alexis Sherman, Director of Multicultural Initiatives College of Saint Mary