LGBT Resource Center
USC Student Affairs

Meet the Speakers

Alyssa Coffey

Alyssa Coffey

Speaker topics:

 

  • LGBT Identity
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Current political and media issues
  • Health issues affecting LGBT community
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living and dealing with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • How to be a better ally

 

Kyron Richard

Kyron Richard

Speaker topics:

  • LGBT Identity
  • Own sense of gender identity and expression
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Current political and media issues
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living and dealing with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)

Vanessa Siebold

Vanessa Siebold

Speaker topics:

  • LGBT Identity
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Current political and media issues
  • Living and dealing with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Personal dating experiences
  • How to be a better ally

Liz Soriano

Liz Soriano

Speaker topics:

 

  • LGBT Identity
  • Coming out experience
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Own sense of gender identity and expression
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living and dealing with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Personal dating experiences

 

Gloria Leung

Gloria Leung

Speaker topics:

  • LGBT Identity
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Living and dealing with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Personal dating experiences

Alec White

Alec White

Speaker topics:

  • LGBT Identity
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Current political and media issues
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Personal dating experiences

Steven Strozza

Steven Strozza

Speaker Topics:

 

  • LGBT Identity
  • Own sense of gender identity and expression
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Current political and media issues
  • Health issues affecting LGBT community
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living and dealing with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Personal dating experiences
  • Pornography in the LGBT Community

 

Robert Sachs

Robert Sachs

Speaker Topics:
Involvement with the LGBT community
Coming out experience
Experiences being an LGBT person of color
Maintaining religious beliefs
Family acceptance
Health & wellness concerns within the LGBT community
Out in leadership positions on campus
Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
Dating

Speaker Topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out experience
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Maintaining religious beliefs
  • Family acceptance
  • Health & wellness concerns within the LGBT community
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Dating

Norman Chootong

Norman Chootong

Speaker Topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community 
  • Coming out experience Experiences being an LGBT person of color 
  • Family acceptance LGBT political & media issues 
  • Out in leadership positions on campus 
  • Coming out in the workplace 
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination) 
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community) 
  • How to be a better ally
  • Coming out to family and issues with acceptance
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
Dawson Ray

Dawson Ray

Speaker Topics:
Involvement with the LGBT community
Coming out experience
Out in sports
Out in leadership positions on campus
Coming out in the workplace
Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)

Speaker Topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out experience
  • Out in sports
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)

Elena Ferri

Elena Ferri

Speaker Topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out experience
  • Family acceptance
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Dating
  • Being LGBT and an international student

 

Frank Cheng

Frank Cheng

Speaker Topics:
Involvement with the LGBT community
Coming out experience
Experiences being an LGBT person of color
Maintaining religious beliefs
Gender identity/expression
Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)

Speaker Topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out experience
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Maintaining religious beliefs
  • Gender identity/expression
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)

Albert Chang

Albert Chang

Speaker Topics:
Involvement with the LGBT community
Coming out experience
Experiences being an LGBT person of color
Family acceptance
Out in leadership positions on campus
Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)

Speaker Topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out experience
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Family acceptance
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)

Khristopher Patrick

Khristopher Patrick

Speaker Topics:

  • Gender Identity/Expression
  • Coming Out Story
  • Experience being an LGBT person of color
  • Family acceptance
  • Out In leadership positions on campus
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Dating

 

Adam Rei Siegel

Adam Rei Siegel

Speaker topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out story
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Family acceptance
  • LGBT political & media issues
  • Out in Greek Life
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Dating
  • How to be a better Ally
Keshav Tyagi

Keshav Tyagi

Speaker topics:

  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out story
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Challenges/Rewards with religion and spirituality
  • Family acceptance
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Dating
  • How to be a better Ally
Cynthia Wang

Cynthia Wang

Speaker Topics:

  • Gender Identity/Expression
  • Coming Out Story
  • Experience being an LGBT person of color
  • Family Acceptance
  • LGBT political & media issues
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)
  • Dating

 

 

Paige Battcher

Paige Battcher

Speaker Topics:

 

  • Involvement with the LGBT Community
  • Your coming out experience
  • Gender identity/expression
  • Family acceptance
  • Out in sports
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Homopobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside aand within the LGBT community)

 

Missy Dominguez

Missy Dominguez

Speaker Topics:
  • Involvement with the LGBT community
  • Coming out experience
  • Experiences being an LGBT person of color
  • Gender identity/expression
  • LGBT political & media issues
  • Family acceptance
  • Being LGBT and a member of a Fraternity or Sorority
  • Out in leadership positions on campus
  • Coming out in the workplace
  • Homophobia (including personal experiences with hate crimes and discrimination)
  • Living with stereotypes (both outside and within the LGBT community)