I am an engaging speaker with a big heart and a humorous insight on life, inspiring audiences both LGBTQ & straight across the U.S.A. on the importance of inclusion, community and discovering your legacy. I have brought my program to colleges, universities, corporations, events and community groups about the importance of equality and civil rights for all.
I have spoken to audiences on such topics as equal rights, hate crimes, bullying, mentorship, inclusion, peace, pronouns, and acceptance. I deliver a powerful and passionate perspective on what it feels like to be LGBTQ in this world we live in. As an important voice of the LGBTQ community, my lecture is inclusive for all audiences. I will have your audience laughing, while tugging at their heartstrings, sharing stories from my childhood, parents, college, celebrity friends, and traveling around the country. All of my audiences have commented that they don't feel talked to in my lecture, but engaged and motivated.
My unique storytelling, sensitivity and passion shine through on how to have a positive influence in your community, embracing equality and how one person can create a change in their life and the lives of others. My audience will be informed why it is important to be a role model and a mentor in our communities. My message offers hope, compassion, and understanding. I will leave you motivated to change your life and be the voice of change in your own community.
My journey in life has been unique. In January of 2020, I was a keynote speaker at the Rotary World Peace Conference in Ontario, California. In the summer of 2010, I was the keynote speaker at the International Lesbian and Gay Police Association/Gay Officers Action League Conference in Chicago, IL. I, along with actress Sharon Gless from the hit TV show, Cagney & Lacy, Showtimes's Queer as Folk, and film Hanna Free was headliners at the Palmer House Hilton speaking about, a Bridge to Unity. I am thanked for my contribution to Dr. Ruth Westheimer's book on her Guide to College Life and is written about in Liliane Colburn's book; The Green Room; A Mother's Truth.
Over the last few years, racism, hate, and anxiety have spiked in schools across the country. Whether it is swastikas drawn on school walls, chants of “build a wall" at sporting events, or a rise in transphobia and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. The reporting is clear -- hate is on the rise. Add to this, the very real fears students who come from undocumented families are experiencing and it’s safe to say that the emotional health of students everywhere is on the line in new and confounding ways.
The reality is we all must search for an appropriate voice and the courage to decry hate and create healthy community norms and values, which includes ways to foster healthy dialogue between our community of conflicting political viewpoints.
Thank you to the schools and various events for bringing my program either in person or virtually to your community. I look forward to meeting more of you and sharing my message of Acceptance, Inclusion, and Community for all!
Hello and welcome to the official Greg R. Baird website. I am a Global Lecturer, humanitarian, writer and activist.
Take time to look around at my website highlighting my interesting life and career. I would love to come and visit your next event with my inclusive and engaging lecture program. I enjoy meeting with your community and engaging with the students, faculty, staff, colleagues and community.
I am able to work with you in getting the program you want. I customize every lecture so it is the best program for your community. Please look at the Lecture Program Topics page for more information. For your added educational purposes, there is also a Learning Objectives page.
Greg R. Baird
Global Lecturer on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Equity, Inclusion & Acceptance