Speakout!Our Speakers Bureau Project educates the campus about sexual orientation and gender identity through panel discussions in classes, residence halls, Greek houses, and other university and local settings. These 3-4 speaker panel presentations combine personal stories with educational information.
We create an accepting atmosphere where people can feel safe to ask any question. The minimum length for a panel is 50 minutes, however more time is recommended. Our presentations are generally discussion-oriented with an emphasis on understanding. Volunteer panelists who have received training for this purpose enter into these discussions prepared to share accurate information, to answer questions that students, staff and faculty may have about the realities of LGBTA lives, and to introduce the heterosexual, gender normative majority to visible members and allies of this mostly invisible minority.
Join SpeakOUT!Speaking can be both personally rewarding and a way of serving the community. Any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or ally campus community member who would like to tell their story is invited to become a volunteer member of SpeakOUT! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.
Request a Presentation Requests must be made 2 weeks in advance of your preferred date and there must be a minimum of 15 people attending. We will not consider requests with less notice. Requests are sent to Josiah Hayes, SpeakOUT! Coordinator. You will receive a follow up email within 2 business days of submitting your request.
We try to honor all requests. However all panelist are volunteers, so we may have to turn down a request.