Greg R. Baird

Global Lecturer on LGBTQIA+ Civil Rights, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Lecture Learning Objectives & Credentials 

Greg R. Baird's lecture program is based on the following learning objectives

  • Engaging the importance of equality, inclusiveness, and community.
  • Understanding how everyone can support the civil rights of the LGBTQ community for social change.
  • Inclusiveness of LGBTQ issues and how that affects the entire community.
  • Discussing what type of community do you wish to live in and discovering your legacy.
  • Encourages the importance of sharing your story and being a mentor.
  • Awareness and discussion about the gay hate crime of murdered college student Matthew Shepard,  

     his impact, and legacy twenty years later.

  • Discussing the topic of hate/bullying, homophobia, and how we can erase hate in our communities.
  • Explains the national current events and issues of the LGBTQ community.

Different lectures are available for the following populations:

  • Residence Hall Staff and Students (Visitation while on campus for the main lecture)
  • Classroom visit (Visitation and workshop on Matthew Shepard and Hate Crimes)
  • Faculty & Staff (Lecture on Bullying and Matthew Shepard)
  • Greek Life
  • College Athletes (Bullying in Sports)
  • High Schools
  • Community Events & Gay Pride Celebrations
  • Corporations

This program provided current research from the following areas:

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • The Trevor Project
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Appropriate for:

  • Student Activities
  • College/University Lecture Series
  • High School Programs
  • Residence Hall Training
  • Student Government Programming
  • LGBTQ Community Programming
  • LGBT History Month (October)
  • National Bullying Prevention Month (October)
  • Gay Pride Events
  • Community Events
  • Corporate Events

Please share this with any staff, faculty or organization and those working on LGBTQ Civil Rights, Diversity, Inclusion, Acceptance, and community that would benefit from having Greg R. Baird's lecture program on your campus or at an event.


  • Keynote for two Virtual LGBTQ+ lectures. Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Keynote Global Allyship Conference, Teradata.
  • Keynote Global Pride DEI Event, Manhattan Associates.
  • Keynote Presenter Global Virtual LGBTQ+ Pride Event, Smiths Medical.
  • Keynote Global Virtual DEI Pride Event, EmpiRx Health LLC.
  • Keynote Speaker, TIBCO DEI Event, TIBCO Software, Palo Alto, CA
  • LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Lecture, Ignite IT Services and Consulting.
  • ​DEI Lecture event, Everest Insurance.
  • Keynote Speaker, Douglas, MI Community Pride Event (2022)
  • Keynote featured speaker and break-out educator at the Rotary World Peace Conference, Ontario, CA.
  • Producer & Editor of, 2:02 AM about the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL
  • NACA Mid America presenter on LGBTQ inclusiveness in higher education. 
  • Contributor to the book, Tell Me About It 2: LGBTQ Secrets, Confessions and Life Stories.  (Published) 
  • Higher education instructor, Theater and Acting.
  • Appearance in the award-winning documentary film, Fish Out of Water.
  • Featured Storyteller at OUTspoken: LGBTQ Storytelling, Chicago, IL.
  • Showcased in a national traveling exhibit, The Revolution in Photography Project presented by Affinis Apparel.
  • Keynote speaker at Rotary International, Evanston, IL.      
  • Contributor to Dr. Ruth's Guide to College Life. (Published)   
  • Mentioned in The Green Room, A Mother's Truth by Liliana Colburn.   
  • Interviewed for the Emmy Award-winning LX.TV., an NBC Universal lifestyle show called, 1st Look.    
  • Keynote Speaker at International GOAL Conference for LGBTQ Law Enforcement Officials, Chicago, IL.
  • Keynote at Mid-Michigan American Disability Association conference on LGBTQ issues and Disability.
  • Appearance and presenter at Dow Chemical, Corporate Headquarters, Midland, MI.    
  • Keynote featured speaker at Aetna Insurance, corporate headquarters for Signature Pride event.      ​