LGBTQIA+ Speakers

Throughout history, people around the world have faced violence and discrimination because of who they love, how they present themselves, or who they are. Sexual orientation and gender identity should never lead to inequality or abuse. These artists work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples’ rights.  Collectively, they seek policies that preserve everyone’s dignity.  From queer influencers and YouTubers to authors and journalists, these speakers are working for more than just tolerance.

Blair Imani

Blair Imani

Author of “Modern HERstory” and “Making Our Way Home”
Lane Moore

Lane Moore

Host of Tinder Live and author of “How To Be Alone”
Lux Alptraum

Lux Alptraum

Author, “Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex – And The Truths They Reveal”
Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux

Author of “I Don’t Want To Die Poor” and “I Can’t Date Jesus”
Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco

Transgender Activist, Rapper, and Performance Artist
Parker Molloy

Parker Molloy

Senior Editor at Media Matters for America and Upworthy
Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman

Food Historian and Author “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine”
Zach Barack

Zach Barack

First Transgender Actor in the Marvel universe
Zahra Noorbakhsh

Zahra Noorbakhsh

Iranian-American comedian and host of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast
Zoey Luna

Zoey Luna

Trans Latinx Actress from upcoming remake of “The Craft”