BLACK QUEER LIVES MATTER
Matthew and Leighton have spoken to audiences across the U.S., at venues including:
Matthew and Leighton have also given presentations at private companies, generally on the invitation of a Diversity & Inclusion Committee or Employee Resource Group.
Whether appearing on panels or giving lectures, keynotes, or presentations, Matthew and Leighton can speak on a wide range of topics related to queer history, queer culture, queer politics, intersectionality, activism, and social media.
GET QUEER HISTORY RIGHT
We not only need more representation of queer history in popular culture, we need more accurate representation. Matthew and Leighton are uniquely situated to help companies, schools, and creatives merge real, fact-driven stories from queer history into any project. Whether working with large corporations like Instagram, other historians like Eric Marcus, or influencers like Tyler Oakley, Matthew and Leighton's attention to detail guarantees that queer history gets the respect it deserves.
ACCURACY IS INCLUSIVITY
Too often, attempts at crafting "inclusive histories" are little more than pandering to marginalized communities. When queer history is told accurately, we do not need to "include" people of color, people with disabilities, transgender people, bisexuals, women, or other underrepresented communities: they were always there. Matthew and Leighton focus on telling an accurate history, one that necessarily includes the wide range of stories from throughout queer history.
CONNECT WITH HISTORYMAKERS
Matthew and Leighton have spent years building relationships with activists, photographers, historians, archivists, artists, and other heroic queer people who have make, capture, preserve, and protect queer history. If we don't already have the information you need, we can find it.