Speakers on LGBTQ +

Rumaan Alam

makes the ordinary extraordinary.

Alison Bechdel

is one to watch out for.

Akwaeke Emezi

is a revelation.

Camonghne Felix

is equally at home in poetry and politics.

Isaac Fitzgerald

is who we want to be when we grow up.

Roxane Gay

is feminist AF.

Sarah Gerard

labors out of love.

Evan James

has been called hilarious, sophisticated, and other things too.

Saeed Jones

is one man made up of many parts.

Jamal Jordan

is viewing things through a new lens.

R.O. Kwon

sets the page aflame.

Carmen Maria Machado

thinks misogyny is boring as hell (and genre, too).

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

is tearing down boundaries.

Sarah Thankam Mathews

builds community on and off the page.

Debbie Millman

knows why design matters.

Maulik Pancholy

is an actor, activist, author - basically The Best At It.

Junauda Petrus

meets the struggle with sweetness.

Liara Roux

is amplifying high-risk voices.

Andrew Solomon

writes important books about the most important things.

Esmé Weijun Wang

is transforming limitations.

Jenna Wortham

is a cultural conduit.