Greg R. Baird


National Lecturer on LGBTQ Civil Rights & Equality, Anti Hate/Bullying, Inclusion & Acceptance 

Actor/Comedian Hal Sparks from the hit Showtime series, Queer as Folk and me kicking off Chicago Gay Pride at the Center on Halsted.

I have been truly grateful with the friendship I have had with Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard for 14 years.  This pic was taken at the National Equality March in Washington D.C., October 11, 2009.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Ruth Westheimer in December 2000.  She came to speak at North Central Michigan College when I was Director of their lecture series.  She was a huge hit with the crowd that came.  She and I became friends in a short period of time.  Six months later, I was ask to be a contributor to her book, Dr. Ruth's Guide to College Life.  Check it out at your local bookstore

(This was before my 80 pound weight loss and what a horrible vest I had on!  Geeez!)

Actress Sharon Gless and I from the International Lesbian and Gay Police Association/Gay Officer Action League at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL

Merdith Baxter and Me and at event for Personal Pac in Chicago, IL.  She was such a pleasure to meet.  She is known for her acting roles including the television series; Family

(1996-1980), Family Ties (1982-1989

My friends, Gary & Larry Lane, winners of Fear Factor and Wipe Out, commercials and a wonderful documentary they produced and starred in, Hollywood to Dollywood.  

My friend Ronnie Kroell from the Bravo TV show, Make Me a Supermodel and various film roles.  He is also one of the founders of the Friend Movement.  This pic was taken at a fundraiser at Roscoe's in Chicago, IL. Great guy and good person!


I had the pleasure to be invited at the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame induction Ceremony on July 12, 2014.  I ran into fellow national speaker, sports figure, activist and friends, Esera Tuaolo and Billy Bean.