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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San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau shared BuzzFeed LGBT's The Creator of the Trans Pride Flag. ... See MoreSee Less

How much do you know about the origins of the trans pride flag?

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On World AIDS Day we take time to remember those we have lost.

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December 1 is World AIDS Day, an international commemoration of those lost to the AIDS epidemic. To mark the day in 2009, The GLBT Historical Society launched a database of all the obituaries published since 1972 in the Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco's longest running LGBTQ weekly newspaper. From the mid-1980s through the 1990s, the obituaries record the city's staggering loss to AIDS. The site now includes nearly 12,000 listings, each with the full text of the obituary and a guestbook where visitors can record their memories. We are grateful to our volunteer Tom Burtch for conceiving and guiding this project. Here's where to visit the BAR Online Searchable Obituary Database: obit.glbthistory.org/

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Native Americans discuss gender identity at BAAITS Two-Spirit Powwow.

BAAITS 2018 Two-Spirit Powwow
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Native American's discuss gender identity at the largest Two Spirit pow wow in the nation:

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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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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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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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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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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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