31 May Celebrating Pride Month: Seven Inspiring LGBTQ+ Speakers
5 min read | These incredible individuals embody the spirit of Pride Month through their tireless dedication to advocacy and education. By inviting them to speak at your events, you’ll provide an unforgettable opportunity for your audience to be inspired, educated, and uplifted.
As we enter the vibrant and empowering month of June, celebrating Pride Month, we want to share some remarkable individuals we work with who are catalysts for change and champions of equality advocacy.
These captivating speakers deliver impactful messages on inclusion, respect and communication and deeply connect with their audiences. These influential figures and their stories have resonated with millions of people globally.
Laverne is a trailblazer for transgender rights and representation. This Emmy-nominated actress and producer is a prominent advocate for the LGBTQ+ & Black communities. She has worked tirelessly to elevate the voices of transgender individuals and has spoken openly about the challenges she has faced as a transgender Black woman. Her constructive speeches and engaging discussions push organizations to challenge societal norms and educate their teams on the intersectional struggles faced by transgender people and people of colour. Laverne is an invaluable addition to any event.
Antoni is best known as the food and wine expert on the hit Netflix show, “Queer Eye.” Throughout his career, he has been an inspiring voice in the LGBTQ+ community. Beyond his supreme culinary skills, Antoni is an active advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, supporting organizations such as the Trevor Project. He often shares his personal journey of self-acceptance to inspire audiences to embrace their truth. Antoni has an impeccable ability to foster genuine connections with diverse audiences through his warmth, authenticity, and buttery baked goods.
Karamo is a shining light in this world. Alongside Antoni, Karamo is one of the stars of “Queer Eye,” where he has left an indelible mark in pop culture as the show’s culture expert. With a background in social work and psychotherapy, Karamo helps the show’s makeover subjects repair negative thought patterns and relationships. Karamo uses these skills in his advocacy work, as he connects with audiences to educate them on DEI and mental health. Karamo’s transformative storytelling and insightful perspectives inspire audiences to embrace empathy, self-love, and meaningful connections.
Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ advocate and activist Scott brings a fresh perspective on inclusivity, sustainability and the resurgence of 2Spirit & Indigiqueer movements to audiences across the nation. Through their work, they educate audiences on pressing issues related to fashion and sustainability and the importance and impact of Indigenous cultures in Canada. Additionally, Scott raises awareness of the struggles minorities face and inspires them to fully embrace their authentic selves!
Dan is a leading marketing executive in the film and television industry. His work focuses on the perpetual evolution of media and its power to shape opinions and ideas. Currently the VP of Marketing Operations at AMC Networks, Dan has been instrumental in championing LGBTQ+ representation in the entertainment industry. He has plated a pivotal role in curating diverse and inclusive content that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. Dan’s deep understanding of the power of storytelling has allowed him to successfully push boundaries and pave the way for a diverse entertainment landscape.
Hunter is an icon among the youth. Recognized for her groundbreaking role in the hit series “Euphoria,” Hunter is both a rising star and a compelling voice for transgender youth. With her powerful presence and unwavering advocacy, Schafer sheds light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, using her platform to advocate for greater representation and inclusivity. Her eloquent articulation and thought-provoking insights resonate deeply with audiences, sparking conversations that lead to positive change.
Prasanna is a remarkable individual, outspoken activist and inspiring DEIB community leader. He has over 16 years of experience in DEIB and accessibility, working as a consultant within many prominent organizations, including Shopify and TIFF. With Prasanna’s background in human rights law, audiences receive a unique perspective on the importance of inclusion and equal opportunity. This seasoned speaker is a storyteller that will captivate your audience as he draws upon examples from his own experiences as an LGBTQ2+ racialized person with a disability.
Brooke Lynn Hytes
As the first Canadian contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Brooke Lynn Hytes has made significant strides in promoting LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance. With her exceptional talent, charisma, and passion, Hytes has become a captivating performer and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Her ability to merge entertainment and education through her experiences as a drag queen and advocate creates a unique and engaging dynamic that captivates audiences of all backgrounds.
As the first professional trans hockey player, Harrison Browne has fearlessly advocated for transgender rights in sports. As the first openly transgender player in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), Browne has used his platform to educate, raise awareness, and promote inclusivity within sports. With his engaging storytelling and unwavering dedication to equality, Browne inspires audiences to challenge norms and create a more inclusive environment in the world of sports.
Booking a speaker for your Pride Month virtual presentations, events, conferences, and trade shows is a great way to keep your audience engaged – and informed! Keynote speakers are always guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your audience. At Talent Bureau, we are proud to work with some outstanding speakers that can help you achieve your desired event outcomes. Want to learn more? Reach out to us today: email@example.com
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