“Greg Baird’s presentation provided our students with a compassionate and realistic perspective of how stereotypes, bullying and hate crimes impact the victim, the community and the perpetrators of these acts. Greg provided insight in we can each do our part to build community and safe spaces for each of us to be who we are. He was generous and very engaging with our students, who didn’t want the presentation to end. Our campus would definitely have Greg Baird back and plan for him to stay longer with our students next time. Thanks Greg for a great presentation!”
– Chesay Colson, Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead, MN
Presented by Greg R. Baird
- Currently, Greg is being showcased in a national traveling exhibit, The Revolution in Photography Project presented by Affinis Apparel
- Contributing writer to Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s Guide to College Life
- Appearance in a award winning documentary titled, Fish Out of Water
- Featured Presenter at National LGBT events and Rallies
- 2015, Keynote Speaker at Learn, Play, Be Symposium on Anti-Bullying, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
- 2015, Keynote Speaker at Mid-Michigan Disability Summit, on the intersection of LGBT civil rights & disability, Midland, MI.
- 2015, filmed for upcoming documentary, The Three Metamorphoses to be released in Spring of 2017.
- Interviewed for the Emmy Award-winning LX.TV., an NBC Universal lifestyle show called, 1st Look.
- Classroom/workshop visits on your campus along with keynote lecture
- Lecture program: Bullying in Sports
- Lecture, Lecture series, Pride events, Faculty & Staff training, Corporations
- Training Residence Hall Staff
- Training Orientation Staff
- Faculty & Staff Program
- Orientation Program
Greg R. Baird is a lecturer, educator, writer, filmmaker and social advocate. An engaging speaker with heart and humorous insight, Greg has spoken to audiences on such topics as equal rights, diversity, acceptance, community, bullying and hate crimes. In his informative lecture, Greg delivers a powerful and unique perspective on what it means to be gay in the 21st Century. An important voice of the LGBTQ community, Greg’s lecture is inclusive for all audiences. All of his audiences have commented that they don’t feel talked at during his lecture, but rather engaged and motivated.
Greg will have your audience laughing while tugging at their heartstrings, sharing stories from his childhood, parents, college, celebrity friends and traveling around the country. His message offers hope, compassion and understanding. Greg will leave you motivated to change your life and be the voice of change in your own community. Greg can speak on a combination of topics for your program or can focus on just one. His AfterMatt program includes the award-winning film “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” and his anti-bullying program is going strong with multiple topics.
Greg will always customize his lecture for your school. He is also available to lecture to classes, clubs and organizations while on your campus.
Lecture Topics Include:
- A Conversation of Equality
- Being the Voice of Change in your Life
- Discovering Your Legacy & being a Role Model
- AfterMatt: Matthew Shepard and Laramie, Wy
- Bullying & Creating an Inclusive Campus Community
- When Walls Fall Apart (Storytelling event from Greg’s upcoming book)
Check out Greg’s new lecture Disarming Hate & Bigotry: Building an Accepting & Inclusive Community!
This lecture is geared for those who long for community, acceptance, peace and understanding. This multi-media lecture will discuss and engage the audience on hate & bigotry in our community, schools, work and internet. I will discuss the shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead, LGBTQ hate crimes, and bigotry to other people in our communities. The lecture will share how we can be proactive to heal, educate and embrace inclusion. This is a very important and timely lecture.