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Gay & Lesbian (LGBT) SPEAKERS

Despite having made great strides through recent Supreme Court rulings and high profile celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner taking LGBT issues into the mainstream, the Gay and Lesbian community still struggles to achieve acceptance, equality and recognition.

Our LGBT Speakers represent an array of diverse voices addressing various social, political and cultural issues affecting the LGBT community to go beyond tolerance and diversity to build understanding, open minds and opportunities for acceptance and awareness, and transcend coexistence to create collaboration and connection.

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Gay & Lesbian (LGBT) Speakers

Meredith Baxter

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

The star of numerous acclaimed comedic and dramatic roles in television and movies, Meredith Baxter offers an inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness to millions dealing with drug abuse, domestic abuse, and cancer. Best known for portraying Elyse Keaton on the classic NBC sitcom Family Ties, she has also become a major force in the LGBT equal rights movement after coming out publicly on The Today Show in… Read More


Ellen Degeneres

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most prominent personas in television and has paved the way for women and gays and lesbians in the entertainment industry. Noted for her one of a kind ability to tastefully blend humor with sensitive issues, DeGeneres’s clean comedy and emotional intelligence caters to a wide audience while alienating no one. Using her wit, talent, and determination, DeGeneres broke into the male dominated field of… Read More


Billie Jean King

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Billie Jean King is one of the 20th Century’s most respected women, both on and off the tennis courts. She is a champion for social change and equality in all arenas, not just in sports. As one of the most celebrated tennis players in history, Ms. King is recognized for her contributions to the women’s movement in tennis, including the struggle for equality for women in sports. In 1990, Life… Read More


Dave Pallone

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

Dave Pallone worked 18 years as a professional umpire; 10 of those years with the National Baseball League. As the third youngest umpire in baseball history, he demonstrated courage, professionalism and the ability to withstand adversity through many of baseball′s high profile controversial events. Dave is the author of the 1990 New York Time′s best-selling autobiography, Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball, which offers a revealing look at… Read More


Martina Navratilova

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Florida, USA

Martina Navratilova dominated tennis in the 1980s and has been called the greatest all-round player in the sport’s history. Admired for her integrity and persona both on and off the court, the sports heroine is also a respected human rights activist and high profile ambassador for gay and lesbian rights. Born and raised in communist Czechoslovakia, Navratilova succeeded in receiving permission from the government to play in the 1975 U.S.… Read More


Greg Louganis

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$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Widely regarded as the best diver in the history of the sport, Greg Louganis is a four-time Olympic champion, a relentless voice for LGBT rights, and a powerful advocate for HIV awareness. In 1994, he took a brave and historic step for the LGBT community by becoming one of the first openly gay athletes, publicly coming out about both his sexuality and HIV infection. Famous for striking his head on… Read More


Lily Tomlin

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$50,000 to $75,000
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New York, USA

Lily Tomlin is an actress, writer, producer and one of America’s most well known comedians. She has appeared in countless films and TV shows, as well as theater and animation. She has won six Emmys, two Tonys, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award, a CableAce Award, a Grammy, two Peabody Awards and a Mark Twain Prize. Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Detroit, Tomlin says she… Read More


Irshad Manji

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Ontario, Canada

Liberal Muslim intellect, Irshad Manji is founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University's school of public service, where she works to equip students to challenge political correctness, intellectual conformity and self-censorship - within their families, communities and organizations. She is one of the world’s most recognized authorities on Islam and it’s roles and influence in the world today. As a reformist Muslim, Irshad strives to… Read More


Stephen Frost

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Massachusetts, USA

Stephen Frost is a global authority on making inclusion and diversity happen in the workplace. After an intense five years designing and implementing the social inclusion program for the 2012 London Summer Olympics – which has been hailed as the most diverse Olympics to date - Stephen shows organizations the key strategic benefits of supplier diversity and makes them re-evaluate how they are addressing diversity in their procurement strategies. Having… Read More


Olympia Dukakis

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
New Jersey, USA

Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist - this is how Olympia Dukakis defines herself. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning star of such films as Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Picture Perfect and the top rated mini-series Tales of the City, Olympia Dukakis is a woman of uncommon achievement and dedication. A 30 year veteran of stage and screen, she also founded and served as artistic director of New Jersey′s whole theater for… Read More


Margaret Cho

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Margaret Cho’s comedy has been called “ahead of its time.” Sixteen years ago Cho began an entertainment career with a straightforward style of stand-up that promoted and paved the way for many conversations occurring today regarding racism, feminism, gay rights, and gender identity. Raised in San Francisco in the 1970s, Margaret started stand-up comedy while she was in arts high school. After doing a few shows in her parents’ bookstore,… Read More



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