Tyler Ford is a writer and public speaker who advocates for transgender and non-binary people. Tyler competed on the second season of The Glee Project making Tyler the first transgender contestant. Tyler uses the pronouns they/them/theirs.
Tyler is a close friend of Ariana Grande.
Friendship with Ariana
- Ariana and Tyler both grew up in Boca Raton, Florida.
- Tyler helped take care of Ariana when she was sick.
- Ariana has said that Tyler's laugh is her favorite sound.
- Tyler attended Ariana's 21st birthday celebration.
- Ariana and Tyler made bracelets, tie dye shirts and jeweled dinosaur models together for Ariana's brother Frankie while they were on Big Brother 16.
- They swam in the ocean at night in Florida. 
- Ariana held Tyler's hand while they got a tattoo.
- Tyler joined Ariana in her special for Total Ariana Live in July 2014.
- Ariana introduced Tyler to Miley Cyrus and they worked together on Miley's Happy Hippie Foundation.
- Tyler went with Ariana to Rome while she was filming Zoolander 2.
- Tyler and Ariana were seen walking the streets of New York in July 2015.
- Ariana wished Tyler a happy 25th birthday through Twitter.
- Tyler also did an interview for Rookie Magazine (where they are a staff writer) about their friendship with Ariana.
- Tyler was in a Honeymoon Diaries Video.
- They celebrated Ariana's golden birthday with her (when she turned 26 in 2019).
- Tyler and Ariana reconnected over quarantine in spring 2020.
- Along with some of Ariana's other friends, Tyler appeared in the music video for "Positions."
- Tyler's Tumblr
- Tyler tweeting about gender
- The Glee Project’s Tyler Ford on Coming Out, Being Transgender
- Who is Tyler Ford, the Glee Project's First Transgender Contestant?
- Tyler on pronouns
- Ariana tweeting about being sick
- Ariana tweeting about Tyler's laugh
- Ariana tweeting about making crafts for Frankie
- Tyler's picture of the bracelets
- Ariana's video of swimming in the ocean
- Ariana holding Tyler's hand
- Instagram - Total Ariana Live
- ET - Miley Cyrus Met Her amfAR Agender Date Tyler Ford Through Ariana Grande
- International Business Times - Who Is Tyler Ford?
- Twitter - Ariana & Tyler in Rome
- Twitter - Tyler & Ariana in New York #1
- Twitter - Tyler & Ariana in New York #2
- Twitter - Ariana wishing Tyler happy birthday
- Twitter - Article about Tyler & Ariana's friendship
- Instagram - Ariana's 26th birthday
- Instagram - Quarantine Poems