Want to join us?


As an LGBTQ+ person, you know the power of coming out. It’s a unique process no other community experiences; unique to the LGBTQ+ world. There’s a reason early activist Harvey Milk declared: “Burst down those closet doors once and for all!” and the success of our program is proof of this.  

We hope you will consider joining us as we speak to people in local schools, places of worship, civic organizations and businesses to share our powerful stories.

The Process

We provide formal training where you’ll meet veteran and novice speakers and learn more about the Triangle Speakers program as well as basic skills in public speaking, current LGBTQ+ issues and how to appropriately respond to questions from audience members.

Once you’ve been trained, you’ll get emails with dates, times and places of upcoming panels. Just pick one that fits your schedule and conveniently register online. Before the panel a moderator will call you up and set up a time and place to meet beforehand.  All you do is bring your story.

Are you ready to step out?

Click here to Register for a Training

Trained Speaker? Click here To Sign up For a Panel

Not sure? To find out if our training program is a good fit for you, you can fill out this form and someone on our staff will be in touch with you, call our Triangle Speakers Coordinator or email her at trianglespeakers@diversitycenter.org

If you’re a community member interested in inviting a panel to speak, please click here.


Please contact Lesley-Reid Harrison, Triangle Speakers Coordinator at  (831) 425-5422 x106 or  trianglespeakers@diversitycenter.org