• Disarming Hate & Bigotry:  Building an Accepting & Inclusive Community

Community, acceptance, and inclusion are now more important in our country than ever. This multi-media lecture will discuss and engage the audience on hate & bigotry in our community, schools, work, and the internet. Greg will also have a conversation about the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016, that left 49 dead and 53 injured. This will also include a short film directed and edited by Greg titled “2:02 A.M.” The lecture will share how we can be proactive to heal, educate and embrace inclusion.  This is a very important and timely lecture. Your audience will remember this presentation long after it's over.


  • Discovering Your Legacy & Being a Voice of Change in your Life

When I am traveling all over the U.S.A, I ask several questions to my audience to think about.  what will your legacy be?   What will people remember you for?  What are you doing to foster a positive & healthy community?  This program will inspire and motivate the entire audience on how the power one person has to make a difference in the lives of so many.   I will share stories and personal anecdotes that will inspire the audience to leave my lecture wanting to create change personally and within their own community.  This is a multi-media lecture and focuses on the many unique events from my own life and the incredible people who are making positive changes in their communities.


  • AfterMatt: Matthew Shepard & Laramie, Wyoming (Classroom, Lecture Hall or Addressing Theater Students)

In this multi-media presentation, I will share with you my personal experience from the gay hate murder of Matthew Shepard and how Matt's legacy is still inspiring people all over the world.  I will also share with you first hand, details, and myths from that horrible hate crime that changed the lives of so many.  I will also discuss my several visits to Laramie, WY, filming a documentary and the many wonderful folks that I have met in my journey of sharing Matt's story. 



Virtual Programs


  • Still Out & Proud
    Description: Join Greg R. Baird (LGBTQ lecturer, educator, storyteller, and social activist) for this interactive session in which he hosts an hour of reconnecting LGBTQ students, allies and advisors through conversation and Q&A on what do you do now that your LGBTQA connection on campus has been shut down.  How do I rediscover my community & support that I had on campus?  How can I get involved with the LGBTQ community during this pandemic?   How can I find support and still build those relationships with my organization?   How will I still celebrate Pride virtually?
  1. A 60-minute inclusive interactive program + audience Q & A.
  2. The virtual gathering will engage LGBTQA students to feel motivated, supported and find creative ways to not feel isolated.
  3. The Zoom experience will allow a feeling of community and connection that has been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. The virtual gathering will help in problem-solving and idea-sharing for themselves and their LGBTQIA group for when their campus opens again.
  5. How to celebrate Pride and other LGBTQ events on your campus.  Make your own online event and share your pride!


  • Disarming Hate & Bigotry:  Building an Accepting & Inclusive Community (Virtual Version)

Now coming to a computer screen near you!  Community, acceptance, and inclusion are now more important in our country than ever. This multi-media lecture will discuss and engage the audience on hate & bigotry in our community, schools, work, and the internet. Greg will also have a conversation about the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016, that left 49 dead and 53 injured. This will also include a short film directed and edited by Greg titled “2:02 A.M.” The lecture will share how we can be proactive to heal, educate and embrace inclusion.  This is a very important and timely lecture. Your audience will remember this presentation long after it's over.


  • Hear Me Out!  Celebrating LGBTQ Storytelling

Description: Join Greg R. Baird (LGBTQ lecturer, educator, storyteller, and social activist) for this interactive session in which he hosts an hour of LGBTQ students, allies, faculty & staff celebrating each other through personal storytelling.  Six stories will be presented in an hour-long timeline.  Each story that is presented has a maximum of eight minutes.  The rest of the group will be a fantastic audience! The stories could include topics of equal rights, inclusion, and community, coming out, family, gender, and anti-bullying/hate.  Storytelling has the power to change other people’s lives.  Share with the world who you are and be proud! ( Contact Greg directly about this program.)

  1. The advisor to the organization will facilitate and organize who the six storytellers will be.​
  2. The virtual gathering will allow students from across the campus to hear personal stories and be engaged as an audience member.
  3. The Zoom experience will allow a feeling of community and education through the sharing of LGBTQIA stories and connections.
  4. Hear Me Out! will be engaging and gives a sense of community and inclusion to the LGBTQ community and their allies that may have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. The engaging hour-long program can be applied back to the classroom setting of Speech, Theater, Communication, English, Sociology, Psychology and Gender Studies.










Here is a list of programs for my 2021 lecture tour.  I can speak on a combination of these topics for one program, or I can concentrate on just one.  During this unprecedented moment in our history, I am offering my main lecture along with a new and exciting program to my roster.  Please check out the programs below! 

In addition to my lecture on your campus, I am also available to visit with classes to meet with students, faculty, and staff at no extra cost to your program needs.  Please make sure when you are booking with my agency that you request in advance that you would like me to visit a classroom or organization. Above all, I want you to have a successful event for your school and community!

Lecture Programs

General Information on all lectures

Available Formats:  Lecture, Lecture Series, Classroom Visits, Pride Events, Residence Hall Training, Faculty & Staff Training, Conferences, Corporations and Workshops.


Target Audience(s):  LGBTQA students, Faculty. Administrators, Student Affairs Staff & other Professionals, Residence Life Students, Fraternity, Sorority Communities and Professional Staff, Admissions Office Staff, Student and Professional Staff, Local community and clubs.

Greg R. Baird


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