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Greg R. Baird

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Greg R. Baird has a wonderful journey encompassing 31 years of experience as a lecturer, educator, content creator and LGBTQIA+ civil rights advocate.  He brings a blend of heart, humor, and passion to his engaging and inspiring speeches.  Booking, Greg is educational and inspiring for your next event.

Greg addresses diverse audiences on themes such as diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, community, and anti-hate, making him a powerful voice for the LGBTQIA+ community. His message resonates with all listeners, leaving them feeling motivated and involved throughout his presentations.

His distinctive storytelling, sensitivity, and fervor illuminate the path to becoming a positive force in your community, promoting equity and demonstrating how one person can effect change in their own life and the lives of others. Greg's talks educate audiences on the significance of being allies and mentors in our communities.

Notably, Greg served as the Executive Producer of a documentary on the tragic hate crime against University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, a topic he frequently discusses. He also produced and edited a personal short film named "2:02 AM," recounting his experiences during multiple visits to Pulse Nightclub while filming, shedding light on the Pulse Nightclub shooting. This film has been viewed globally, both virtually and during his lecture series on Erasing Hate and Bigotry.

In 2018, Greg delivered the keynote address at Aetna Insurance's Signature Pride Event in Hartford, Connecticut. He is featured in the documentary "Fish Out of Water," exploring LGBTQ+ themes in the Bible. Greg's contributions can be found in Dr. Ruth Westheimer's book "A Guide to College Life," Liliane Colburn's book "The Green Room: A Mother's Truth," and the LGBTQ-focused books "Tell Me About It 2" and "Tell Me About It 3" by St Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen.

In January 2020, Greg gave a compelling keynote speech at the Rotary World Peace Conference in Ontario, CA, aiming to foster enduring change, acceptance, and peace for LGBTQ+ communities worldwide.

Currently, Greg is penning a powerful biography sharing stories from his life, chronicling his childhood, career, and interesting life history. As a content creator on various social media platforms with a dedicated following, Greg's impactful programs offer new perspectives on allyship, anti-hate initiatives, connection, and building inclusive communities for LGBTQIA+ individuals, allies, workplaces, schools, and communities.

           

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  • What is your favorite quote? "Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart and your story will touch and heal people's souls." - Melody Beattie
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? I have had several that I am very proud of. I was the Keynote Speaker at International GOAL Conference for LGBTQ Law Enforcement Officials, Chicago, IL in 2014. The Keynote featured speaker
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I love to travel either on a weekend or longer trips. I enjoy cooking for friends and having social gatherings. As a side hobby, I have a small business of selling seasoning for food that I
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? I have looked up to and worked with Judy and Dennis Shepard. They are the parents of Matthew Shepard who was killed in a gay hate crime in 1998 in Laramie, WY. I am very grateful to have th
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? I have been written about in several books and interviewed on many local radio and TV programs. I have spent a lifetime sharing my story, educating, and making a difference in many lives.
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