Triangle Speakers Panels

The Diversity Center offers a wide variety of trainings to help educate and sensitize your team on gender and sexuality issues. Among our presenters are medical providers, mental health professionals, and policy experts.
We can tailor a training to meet your particular business or organization’s needs.

  • Is your department wondering how to be more welcoming to your LGBTQ+ constituents?

  • Does your medical office staff want to learn best practices in serving transgender patients?

  • Is your congregation ready to have a discussion about where you stand on LGBTQ+ issues?

  • Does your organization want to be more effective in reaching LGBTQ+ community members?

Some of the topics our past trainings have addressed include:

  • Best practices for working with LGBTQ+ elders

  • Best practices for working with LGBTQ+ teens

  • Training for medical providers on transgender issues

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Sensitivity

Are you ready to Invite a Triangle Speakers panel?

To find out if our the Triangle Speakers program is a good fit for your organization, you can call our Coordinator, Lesley-Reid Harrison at 831-425-5422 x106 or email her at Otherwise fill out the form below and someone on our staff will be in touch with you.

Presentation Fee: As of April 1st, 2019, The Diversity Center charges for Triangle panel presentations. The charges are:

  • $100 per presentation for community organizations.

  • $50 per presentation for educational institutions who are not a public K-12 school.

  • $0 (free) per presentation for public K-12 schools.

We understand this cost may be prohibitive for some potential Triangle Speakers hosts, so The Diversity Center will also be making available a limited number of fee waivers for hosts who would like to have panels, but are unable to pay a fee. Anyone with an interest in a fee waiver please request it below.

Fill out the form below if you want to invite a Triangle Speakers Panel to speak/educate at your organization.

Fee *
If we need to bill your accounting department please fill out the following below:
Organization Address/Location
Organization Address/Location
Individual Audience Host Name *
Individual Audience Host Name
Contact Phone *
Contact Phone
Bicultural Panel Needed? *
First Panel Date *
First Panel Date
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Second Panel Date
Second Panel Date
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Third Panel Date
Third Panel Date
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Fourth Panel Date
Fourth Panel Date
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Fifth Panel Date
Fifth Panel Date
Parking at UCSC
UCSC Panels ONLY: We have an arrangement with the parking office for special event parking. We will order the parking passes, but in order to provide a panel, we need you to agree to pick up and pay for the parking passes and meet the moderator at the designated lot prior to the panel. I understand and agree to the UCSC parking set up.


Please contact Lesley-Reid Harrison, Triangle Speakers Coordinator at  (831) 425-5422 x106 or

If you’re an LGBTQ+ community member or ally and are interested in becoming a Triangle Speaker - click here.