Speaking Engagements

Stuart and John have spoken at numerous venues both in the United States and overseas.  When Stuart and John speak and conduct workshops, they integrate their personal story with substantive information about the social, cultural, and legal importance of the freedom to marry and LGBTQ equality – and do so with a mix of stories from the heart, humor, and analysis.  They are available to speak both together and individually.

What people are saying about Stuart and John’s presentations:

A university professor (2015):

“I cannot thank you enough for sharing your experiences, insights, and time with me and my class yesterday.  It was an extraordinary session.  I feel that you helped bring together the material we have studied over the last two weeks in a powerful way, interweaving the legal, social, and emotional themes so meaningfully.  As a teacher, I feel so fortunate to have had the benefit of your contributions to this class.  On a more personal note, it is such a pleasure to be getting to know the two of you, and to benefit from a window into your strong and enduring relationship.”

High School students (2013):

“Going into the assembly, I had put marriage equality on a back burner. Inside I kept thinking, ‘This is going to take decades to happen!’ But after hearing Stuart and John speak, the fire was rekindled, so to speak, and it really reignited my hope and fervor for the fight for marriage equality.”

“The audience connected with the speakers because their compassion resonated. John
and Stuart showed that as humans we are all entitled to the same rights. “

Read the Head Royce Magazine’s full account of Stuart and John’s presentation at that school’s middle and high schools.

Selected Schools, Conferences and Events where we have spoken or conducted workshops:

Yale University

Stanford University

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University of California, San Francisco

University of California, Santa Barbara

California State University, San Francisco

California State University, East Bay

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Notre Dame de Namur University

University of San Francisco

St. Mary’s College of California

Stanford Law School

University of California Berkeley Law School

University of California Hastings Law School

University of Maryland Law School

University of San Francisco Law School

University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Academy of Art University

Tokyo Gakugei University

Okinawa University

Slovak Queer Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia

Partnership Law Japan

Pink Dot Okinawa

Association of Asian American Scholars (Japan)

Association for Asian American Studies Conference (USA)

George Mason Institute of Forensics, George Mason University

Benicia High School, West Benicia, CA

Whitefish Bay High School, Whitefish, WI

The College Preparatory School, Oakland, CA

Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

Gateway High School, San Francisco, CA

Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Head Royce Middle and High Schools, Oakland, CA

Park Day K-8 School, Oakland, CA

M.H. de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA

Council of Georgist Organizations Conference