SpeakOuts 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 GLBT community,
including bisexual, transgender and intersexed 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 transgendered 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.