Pride Month Speakers: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Equality and Inclusivity
Helicopter Pilot And Transgender Equality Campaigner
Celebrity Chef & Author
Jake and Hannah Graf
UK's Most Influential LGBT Couple
Media Technology Executive, Gen-Z Expert & Advocate for Diversity & Inclusion
Broadcaster, Writer & Comic
Renowned Musician, Performer & Podcaster
TV Host & Comedian
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month, otherwise known as Gay Pride Month, is celebrated annually throughout the month of June, on an international scale, to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. The month-long event was established to give the LGBTQ+ community an international voice, to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ rights, to celebrate the progress made towards global equality and to promote empathy and acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals and their experiences.
Every year, more and more people from across the world come together to celebrate Pride Month, often times resulting in gatherings of millions of people in the form of marches, rallies, festivals, concerts and conferences.
In addition to Pride Month, there are also several other internationally recognized initiatives that take place throughout the year, with a focus on LGBTQ+ rights and awareness:
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB):
IDAHOTB is observed annually on May 17th. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about the discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ individuals worldwide whilst promoting understanding and acceptance. IDAHOTB explores how individuals, communities and organizations can contribute to LGBTQ+ advocacy and education in day-to-day life.
National Coming Out Day:
Celebrated on October 11th every year, National Coming Out Day was established to encourage LGBTQ+ individuals to share their coming out stories and experiences. The aim is to promote a safe and supportive environment for people to embrace their authentic selves and empower their personal identities.
Transgender Day of Remembrance:
Observed annually on November 20th, Transgender Day of Remembrance honours the memory of transgender people who have lost their lives due to violence and discrimination across the globe. The day sets out to raise awareness about the unique and complex challenges faced by the transgender community with the aim of fostering empathy and understanding in those unafflicted by those obstacles.
Bisexual Visibility Day:
Held annually every 23rd day of September, Bisexual Visibility Day aims to raise awareness about the experiences and complicated challenges faced by bisexual individuals. The initiative encourages open conversations about bisexuality and promotes acceptance, empathy and exploration.
These initiatives play a crucial role in spreading awareness for the LGBTQ+ community and promoting LGBTQ+ rights and representation on a global scale.
What is a Pride Month speaker?
Pride Month speakers from Kruger Cowne are typically individuals with a professional or highly-acclaimed background in the fight for equality and LGBTQ+ rights. They will usually have made a name for themselves by raising significant awareness about the issues faced by the community, successfully advocating for equality and inclusivity or systematically implementing practical solutions that help communities come to terms with what it means to be lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer. These speakers tend to share their personal stories, research and real-world experiences to help audiences understand and empathize with the LGBTQ+ experience, aiming to foster a more inclusive and compassionate society.
What kind of topics does a Pride Month speaker cover?
LGBTQ+ History & Milestones:
Here, Pride Month speakers delve into the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and discuss key figures, events and milestones that have helped shape the community’s journey toward equality.
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace:
Pride Month speakers on diversity and inclusion in the workplace emphasize the importance in creating inclusive work environments that celebrate and support LGBTQ+ employees. They offer guidance on developing initiatives to encourage diversity, fostering allyship and comradery and addressing bias.
Coming Out Stories & Personal Experiences:
Pride Month speakers on this topic tend to share their own personal experiences of what it was like to come out and how they went about navigating their identities. They offer valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and practical strategies that can help them overcome personal identity crises.
Mental Health & Well-being in the LGBTQ+ Community:
Speakers on mental health and well-being in the LGBTQ+ community discuss the unique challenges faced by these individuals. These Pride Month speakers explore the impacts of discrimination, marginalization and stigma and draw attention to the things we can all do to foster resilience, respect and appreciation for each other.
LGBTQ+ Representation in Media & Entertainment:
Pride Month speakers here will focus on the significance of accurate and diverse representation in all forms of media and entertainment, discussing the role diversity plays in shaping public perception and how that affects our understanding of LGBTQ+ experiences.
How Do I Find a Pride Month Speaker That Meets My Needs?
To find the right Pride Month or LGBTQ+ awareness speaker, you should think about your audience, consider your event objectives and decide on your budget. Once you have those three ideas in place, reach out to Kruger Cowne and we’ll help you explore the best options for your event.
We’ve listed a few great lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer speakers here, but if you’re looking for someone specific or you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help.
We’re available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and ready to answer any questions you have by phone, email or social DMs.
Why use Kruger Cowne, and why are we different?
Based in the UK, Kruger Cowne have been providing world-class speakers to brands, businesses, conferences and private venues across the world for over 25 years. We’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience each and every time and we pride ourselves on our commitment to connecting our clients with the perfect speaker for their corporate or private events. Along with that experience, Kruger Cowne clients also benefit from:
An Extensive Roster:
We have access to a wide range of Pride Month speakers from various backgrounds and all walks of life, from A-list celebrities and politicians, to professors, influencers and everyone in between. We’ll find the perfect match for your event and offer speakers that meet your objectives and exceed audience expectations.
We prioritize understanding our clients’ unique goals and preferences to ensure the best possible speakers for their events. Our experienced team works closely with clients through the booking process, providing tailored recommendations and support to guarantee a seamless experience throughout the journey from enquiry to delivery.
As an accredited member of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in quality and professionalism. Our speakers are carefully vetted for their expertise, presentation skills and their ability to engage and inspire their audiences. This ensures that our clients and their guests receive not only knowledgeable speakers, but also captivating and impactful presentations to suit.
With a network of speakers from around the world, we cater to clients across a multitude of industries and almost all geographical locations. This international scope allows us to accommodate cultural sensitivities and diverse perspectives, enhancing the relevance and resonance of the messages that our Pride Month speakers discuss.
Twenty-five years’ experience in the speaking industry has earned us a reputation for reliability, professionalism and excellence. Our clients can trust us to consistently deliver memorable speakers that inspire, educate and empower their audiences.
How much does a Pride Month speaker cost, and how do I book one?
The cost of a Pride Month speaker varies depending on a number of factors, such as the speaker’s experience, the topic in question, the event’s duration, the location, the format of the event and the means of travel. For the most accurate quotes and the easiest way to book a speaker, contact our team and we’ll guide you through the process to best suit your event’s requirements. Contact us for all your pride month speaker needs.
Book Pride Speakers With Kruger Cowne
Kruger Cowne has a variety of different Pride speakers available for booking, all of whom are perfectly equipped to teach audiences the value of inclusivity and the damage that stereotyping can cause. Below you will find a list of our Pride keynote speakers at a glance:
For more information about our roster of speakers, or if you would like to book one of our speakers for an upcoming Pride event, all you have to do is get in touch and a member of our team will happily assist you.
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