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Sexuality Speakers

Our sexuality keynote speakers celebrate the triumphs of the LGBTQ community today, while blueprinting the triumphs of the future—built with empathy, art, and good old fashioned door-to-door activism.   

 
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James Kirchick

Author of instant New York Times bestseller Secret City | Tablet Magazine columnist | Award-winning journalist

No one is too ordinary to change the world. The biggest social revolution of our time—the transformation of gay people from oppressed minority to equal members of society—was brought about not only by public activists, but also by the quiet, tireless work of gay people behind the scenes. Award-winning journalist and essayist James Kirchick chronicles the sweeping history of this positive change, highlighting the stories of unsung gay heroes, in his instant New York Times bestseller Secret City.
George M. Johnson

New York Times Bestselling Author Of All Boys Aren’t Blue & We Are Not Broken | LGBTQIA+ Activist

George’s body of work on diversity and queer identity inspires millions of readers across the world to “be themselves unapologetically.” The Award-Winning Black Non-Binary author and activist uses their inspiring life story to teach individuals, corporations, and policymakers about LGBTQIA+ activism and social justice in healthcare. Their New York Times Bestselling memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue was optioned for television by Gabrielle Union and Sony TV.
 
Gabby Rivera

Author of Juliet Takes a Breath and the Marvel Comic Series America

Gabby Rivera is an outgoing, outspoken creator invested in fostering better dialogue, inspiring radical creativity, and improving our most vulnerable communities. The author of Juliet Takes a Breath, she’s also the writer of the Marvel series America—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever. 
David Fleischer

Director of Leadership Lab | Community Activist

Prejudice is on the rise. Isn’t it? If so, then speaker David Fleischer is doing the impossible: reducing prejudice by knocking on strangers’ doors and offering them the opportunity to form new opinions. The effect is tangible—real, data-verified change. And he’ll teach you how to make it happen, too.