SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau

CREGS has recently partnered with the SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau. In addition to the several staff that volunteer with the bureau, CREGS has a student internship dedicated to assisting with program planning, evaluation, and social media.

Learn more about the SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau here.

What We Do

2015 class of speakers!

2015 Speaker’s Bureau class

A typical speaking engagement includes two speakers who open by briefly explaining our program, and giving a few guidelines for the presentation. Speakers then provide a bit of background about themselves: upbringing, hobbies, career, life experiences, etc. From there, the rest of the time is committed to answering audience questions, which usually includes in-depth, open discussions about terminology, stereotypes, and the speaker’s personal experiences. Each presentation is as unique as the audience and the individual speakers, and our speakers are able to adapt to a wide variety of settings and audiences. They conclude with having the students fill out written evaluation forms. The presentations are approximately one hour.

SF LGBT Speakers Bureau Mission Statement

The San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau aims to bring an end to homophobic and transphobic violence and harassment by educating people about the everyday lives of those in our community. We believe that through open and honest dialogue about issues pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity, we can help foster a greater understanding of our common humanity, which in turn will result in healthier, safer communities for everyone.

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Today, in a conversation with a teenager who was wearing a Trans Community flag as a body-length cape, we smiled as we spoke fondly of Monica Helms and her place in the Smithsonian. ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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Today our Speakers are talking with OUR youth from across Northern California at GSA Network's annual conference! ... See MoreSee Less

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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared PFLAG National's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Is there someone in your life you would like to have a deeper appreciation for gender diversity? Or maybe you would like to learn more yourself? Join Gender Spectrum for a webinar tomorrow, Thursday, 10/26, 8-9pm ET. Connect online [zoom.us/j/229198423] or by telephone [669-900-6833 Webinar ID: 229 198 423)].

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Welcome, to San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau's newest Speakers! ... See MoreSee Less

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#SpiritDay ... See MoreSee Less

It's more important than ever that we stand up to bullies. Join us for #SpiritDay and help us show love for LGBTQ youth. You in? Take the pledge at glaad.org/spiritday 💜

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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared BuzzFeed LGBT's California Is The First State To Recognize A Third Gender. ... See MoreSee Less

California’s governor just signed a bill making it the first state to recognize a third gender: nonbinary.

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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared SF LGBT Center's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Today and every day, be proud of who you are! You will always have our support.

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"For whom is outness a historically available and affordable option?
Is there an unmarked class character to the demand for universal ‘outness’?
Who is represented by which use of the term, and who is excluded? For whom does the term present an impossible conflict between racial, ethnic, or religious affiliation and sexual politics?
What kinds of policies are enabled by what kinds of usages and which are backgrounded or erased from view ...

[T]ake the time to consider the exclusionary force of one of activism's most treasured contemporary premises."

#NationalComingOutDay #NCOD

- Judith Butler, Bodies That Matter, 1993, p. 227
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"National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was founded on October 11, 1988 by Robert Eichsberg & Jean O’Leary marking the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights. [It is] aimed at showing the public that LGBT people are everywhere.

Eichberg, who died in 1995 of complications from AIDS, said, 'Most people think they don’t know anyone Gay or Lesbian, and in fact everybody does. It is imperative that we come out and let people know who we are and disabuse them of their fears and stereotypes.'

And that is the point of National Coming Out Day – to let people see us, who we are, people they already like, know, and respect – who happen to be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender. That is our strongest tool in the movement toward full human rights."

#NationalComingOutDay #NCOD

lgbtq.gmu.edu/programs-services/national-coming-out-day/
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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared Rainbow Youth's If It's Not Gay, It's Not Gay. ... See MoreSee Less

We're SUPER stoked to finally share with you our very first national ad campaign! We chose to address something small that contributes to much larger issues - homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Keep your ears open for the radio version on Mai FM, The Edge, George FM and other MediaWorks brands. We're incredibly grateful to the teams at the MediaWorks Foundation, Y&R NZ and Eight for generously volunteering their creativity and resources to this awesome project. Check out our ally tips here: www.ry.org.nz/allies/

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#RIPEdie ... See MoreSee Less

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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared The Elephant in the Room Diversity Trainings's post. ... See MoreSee Less

"When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him." Bayard Rustin 1912-1987 Co-organizer of the 1963 march where his friend Dr. King gave the "I Have a Dream" speech. Left out of the story because he was gay. Remember the truth.

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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared The Elephant in the Room Diversity Trainings's post. ... See MoreSee Less

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#LGBTQPride #Pride #MarshaPJohnson

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