The LGBT Speaker’s Bureau provides resident advisors, student organizations and instructors an opportunity to sponsor an LGBT-themed diversity discussion that aims to educate students about current issues affecting the LGBT community through discussion and dialogue.
The Speaker's Bureau consists of fellow LGBT undergraduate and graduate students who are trained to speak about their personal experiences or coordinate an LGBT ice breaker or workshop for students. Bureau members are comfortable with their own diverse sexual and gender identities and are eager to share their own experiences to educate the greater USC community about concerns and issues within the LGBT community.
If your residence hall or organization would like to address LGBT issues, then invite the LGBT Speaker’s Bureau by emailing the Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator at email@example.com.
How do I Work with the Speaker's Bureau? It's simple.
Email the Speaker's Bureau Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your program idea (e.g. being LGBT at USC; being LGBT and person of faith; coming out in the workplace)
- Potential date(s), location, and time
- How many student speakers would be required
What are Some Possible Discussions?
- Coming out experiences; LGBT portrayals in the media; Being LGBT and a peson of faith; Being transgender; Having dual identities (LGBT and racial minority)
- Debate about Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments (i.e. Proposition 8)
- Sex in a fishbowl (a guess who's gay and who's straight game, based upon particular questions asked by the audience
- Or any other topics pertinent for your students
How do I Get Involved with the Speaker's Bureau?
If you are a current undergraduate or graduate LGBT & Ally student, and feel comfortable sharing your life experiences with others, then please email the Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator at email@example.com.
Feel free to download our information handouts about the LGBT Speaker's Bureau: Bureau Synopsis, Bureau Recruitment