June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Month. It is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. We’ve come a long way in this country in terms of rights for the LGBT community. Same-sex marriage is legal in six states as well as the District of Columbia and President Barack Obama recently vocalized his support for gay marriage.
AEI Speakers Bureau is honored to have numerous people on our roster that speak on LGBT related issues. Here’s a sample of the exceptional LGBT speakers AEI Speakers Bureau has to offer:
Curtis Chin is a writer, producer and community activist. In his career, he has written for such powerful networks as NBC, ABC, Fox and Disney Channel. He also co-founded the Asian American Writers Workshop. In October 2012, he will be receiving a Distinguished Service Award for his work on “Vincent Who?” which is a film that educates others about Anti-Asian violence. Chin brilliantly speakers on marriage equality as well as several other topics including the conceptions of his film, “Vincent Who?”
Ari Shapiro is an award-winning radio journalist. As the first correspondent in National Public Radio (NPR) history to have been promoted to correspondent before the age of 30, he serves as NPR’s White House correspondent and recently traveled with Mitt Romney as his campaigned across the country. Recently named one of the most influential LGBT people in America, he provides his insight on how the younger generation of gays and lesbians differs from the previous generation. He also can speak on several other topics such as court cases in the news and stories you won’t hear on the radio.
Don Lemon is a award-winning news anchor, reporter, correspondent, and adjunct professor. Lemon worked at several local news stations including being a general assignment reporter in Philadelphia and an anchor in Birmingham, Alabama. Lemon joined CNN in August 2003 as an anchor and reporter. He has reported on the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia and Hurricane Katrina among many other news events. Lemon is a popular LGBT speaker, speaking on several different topics including his decision to come out in his workplace and why it’s a personal choice.
To view AEI Speaker’s entire list of LGBT speakers and how you can book one of them for your next event, visit AEISpeakers.com!