Greg Baird has a valuable message with practical advice on how to interact on social media in a positive manner and to become an active participant in improving climate as opposed to being a passive bystander.  The Pulse Nightclub film had a tangible effect on the audience; parents, staff, and students alike.  You could see everyone put themselves in the shoes of a mother, victim, witness, or friend connected with that tragedy, and the true resonance in the audience that something has to be done to prevent similar actions from ever repeating.

- Mandy R. Stewart, Ph.D.
Principal- Petoskey High School

Greg is a national lecturer, civil rights activist, writer and filmmaker.  An engaging speaker with heart and a humorous insight on life.  He has gained fame by speaking at colleges, universities, corporations and community groups.  Find out more about him here!

I am so fortunate and grateful for the work I continue to do to follow my legacy.  Enjoy the pictures in this section from lecture, keynote events and community appearances with celebrity friends, fans and followers.

Event Pictures

  • Disarming Hate & Bigotry:  Building an Accepting & Inclusive Community
  • Discovering your Legacy and Being a voice of change in your life
  • A Conversation of Equality
  • AfterMatt: 21 Years Ago            Matthew Shepard Lecture  

Lecture Topics

​​​West Virginia University - Parkersburg Lecture (Video)

Lecture on Disarming Hate & Bigotry.  Building Inclusion

LGBTQ Storytelling Event

Outspoken LGBTQ storytelling event at Sidetrack, Chicago, IL

Greg's Biography

Greg’s presentation on “Disarming Hate & Bigotry” was filled with stories that educate, inform and inspire.  His talk was personal and heartwarming.  We all laughed, some cried but we were all inspired.  I was personally moved by his short memorial film titled “2:02 am,” about the horrific Pulse Night Club shootings.  His film captures some of the news coverage from the shooting along with images from his visit to the site.  Beautifully done.  Greg’s messages of hope and positivity will lead to a better world.  Thank you, Greg. 

-Steven Solomon, Senior Annual Giving Officer with the Rotary Foundation

This is the list of programs for the 2019-2020 lecture tour.  I can speak on a combination of these topics for a program or I can focus on just one.  I will always customize my lecture for any of your programming needs

Greg R. Baird

National Lecturer on LGBTQ Civil Rights & Equality 

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What audiences have said about Greg

"Live your life from your heart.  Share from your heart and your story will touch and heal people's souls."

- Melody Beattie

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