Greg R. Baird


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

Lecture Programs

Here is a list of programs for my 2024-2025 lecture tour.  I can speak on a combination of these topics for one program, or I can concentrate on just one.  All of my lectures can be presented virtually or in person.  Please check out the programs below! 


In addition to my lecture for your company, corporation, or higher education institution, I am also available to visit with employee resource groups, students, faculty, and staff at no extra cost to your program needs.  Please make sure when you are booking with me or 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!

 

  • What is Allyship?  Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Allyship.  Cultivating a Path of Inclusion, Conversation, and Understanding.

Discover the Power of Allyship and DEIB in Creating Change.
Join me for an inspiring lecture on allyship and DEIB, which demonstrates how one person can make an impact. Learn how to be a supportive ally in your workplace and community while identifying and breaking down biases and discrimination. This lecture is centered around rising above hate and embracing understanding, diversity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on the LGBTQ+ community. Through engaging storytelling and a dynamic PowerPoint presentation, you will gain insight into how to navigate differences that contribute to a positive work environment and community. This lecture also covers generational diversity, intentional inclusion, and pronoun use. Register now to be empowered to create change personally, at work, and within your community.


  • A Discussion of LGBTQIA+ Allyship &  Intersectionality.  What Does It Have To Do With Me, My Work & Community?

This lecture offers a unique perspective on social relations by examining the intersections of discrimination within LGBTQ+ communities. Oppression takes many forms in our lives, affecting both ourselves and those around us. Through personal storytelling, this lecture aims to help attendees understand how their own experiences relate to the larger social system of privilege and oppression. Additionally, the lecture emphasizes the importance of allyship in both the workplace and community settings. Attendees will learn how to be better allies and support the LGBTQ+ community through the development of solutions that promote inclusion and reject hate. To enhance the learning experience, a PowerPoint presentation will accompany the lecture.


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

Join me for a moving and informative multi-media lecture on hate and bigotry in our community, schools, work, and the internet. I will discuss a framework for creating change to disarm hate, bigotry & bias, and how everyone is valuable in our global world. The program will also include a conversation about the shooting at Pulse Night Club and a short film titled “2:02 A.M.” directed and edited by Greg. Let's be proactive in healing, educating, and embracing inclusion. Our history is worth sharing and your audience will remember this presentation long after it's over. Community, acceptance, and inclusion are now more important in our country than ever. Don't miss this important lecture.


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

Twenty-five years ago, the world was shocked by the gay hate murder of Matthew Shepard. Today, Matt's legacy continues to inspire people worldwide. In my multimedia presentation, I will share my personal experience, firsthand details, and myths about that horrible hate crime that changed the lives of so many in 1998. Join me as I discuss my several visits to Laramie, filming a documentary, and the many inspirational people I have met in my journey of sharing Matt's story.



Virtual Programs


  •  What is Allyship?  Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Allyship.  Cultivating a Path of Inclusion, Conversation, and Understanding.

Discover the Power of Allyship and DEIB in Creating Change.
Join me for an inspiring lecture on allyship and DEIB, which demonstrates how one person can make an impact. Learn how to be a supportive ally in your workplace and community while identifying and breaking down biases and discrimination. This lecture is centered around rising above hate and embracing understanding, diversity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on the LGBTQ+ community. Through engaging storytelling and a dynamic PowerPoint presentation, you will gain insight into how to navigate differences that contribute to a positive work environment and community. This lecture also covers generational diversity, intentional inclusion, and pronoun use. Register now to be empowered to create change personally, at work, and within your community.


  • ​A Discussion of LGBTQIA+ Allyship &  Intersectionality.  What Does It Have To Do With Me, My Work & Community?This lecture offers a unique perspective on social relations by examining the intersections of discrimination within LGBTQ+ communities. Oppression takes many forms in our lives, affecting both ourselves and those around us. Through personal storytelling, this lecture aims to help attendees understand how their own experiences relate to the larger social system of privilege and oppression. Additionally, the lecture emphasizes the importance of allyship in both the workplace and community settings. Attendees will learn how to be better allies and support the LGBTQ+ community through the development of solutions that promote inclusion and reject hate. To enhance the learning experience, a PowerPoint presentation will accompany the lecture.



General Information on all lectures
Available Formats:  Lecture, Lecture Series, Classroom Visits, Pride Events, Faculty & Staff Training, Conferences, Corporations, Companies, and Workshops.
Target Audience(s):  DEI & Employee Resource Groups, LGBTQ+ Students, Faculty. Administrators, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals, Fraternity, Sorority Communities and Professional Staff, Admissions Office Staff, Student and Professional Staff, Local community and clubs.