Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau

Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau

Our Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau offers faith communities, businesses, non-profits, and community organizations the opportunity to host a transgender or non-binary speaker. One story at a time, we are helping to foster deeper connections and build understanding  for Virginia’s trans and non-binary community. Fill out this form to schedule a speaker!

Equality Virginia works with organizations to coordinate an hour-long discussion, which will be facilitated by one of our trans or non-binary speakers. They will discuss their life and the landscape for LGBTQ equality in Virginia. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and get connected to different opportunities for engagement.

People love connecting with transgender community members:

“This was the most moving and transformational event I have attended at [my congregation] in over 40 years of membership.”

“Through listening to peoples’ stories, this program helped me come to my own “aha” moment of greater clarity and empathy.”

“Education and meeting people is an important step in ridding yourself of any previous misconceptions that you might have.”

“It’s important to realize that we are talking about people, and important to hear their stories as fellow human beings.”

How do I get involved?

Schedule a conversation! 

Please fill out this form if you are interested in hosting a speaker from this program: bit.ly/ScheduleTransSpeaker. We will do our best to get back to you within two business days. You can also call Equality Virginia at 804-643-4816 or send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Join the team!

Equality Virginia is looking for trans and non-binary advocates and storytellers interested in joining our Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau. If you or someone you know is interested, please apply by Sunday, June 6: bit.ly/2021-speaker-interest.

We especially encourage non-binary folks, intersex individuals, bilingual speakers, and Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern or North African people to apply.

People selected to join the Speakers Bureau learn how to craft their story over the course of a few weeks, then attend a two-day digital training in late July or early August. It’s a great chance to meet fellow trans advocates and make connections in your local communities!