SpeakOUTís roots trace back to
1972, when the Daughters of Bilitis and the Homophile
Union of Boston joined forces to create the Gay
Speakers Bureau. Since then, the organization has
evolved and expanded to reflect the rich diversity of
the LGBTQIA* community,
including bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Today, our membership includes more than 100 speakers
who represent a broad range of ages, backgrounds,
experiences, and sexual and gender identities. We are
seeking ways to diversify our membership further by
reaching out to communities of color and other
underrepresented voices in the organization.
Because every gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
person is an individual, no two speakers will say
quite the same things. Thus we show in person how very
diverse we are, and what a wide range of social,
psychological and religious views exist.