Speaking Engagements

Activist, educator, and founder of Christopher Street Tours

Michael Venturiello

As a sought-after speaker, founder Michael Venturiello has met with thousands of people from all over the world with an interest in learning more about LGBTQ+ history, activism, social justice, and entrepreneurship. Invite Michael to speak at your next event and inspire your audience with a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ history and the importance of representation and visibility.

From a young age, Michael has believed in the power of representation and and visibility of history through dynamic story telling. A writer and educator by training, Michael has spent much of his time sharing stories and uplifting voices from those who paved the way before us and looks forward to continuing this important work with your community.

Previous Speaking Engagements

Drew University
M&T Bank
warby parker
LGBTQ+ wedding congress
village alliance

After moving to New York City in 2016, Michael wanted to bring the historical stories of the LGBTQ+ Movement to life in an easy-to-understand and accessible way. Launched during Pride 2018, Michael created Christopher Street Tours. On his tours, Michael has welcomed tens of thousands of people from all across the world with an interest in learning more about LGBTQ+ history and activism today.

Michael has been featured in Metrosource magazine, Attitude magazine, and ProudOut.com. He has worked with groups including Google, HuffPost, HBO, Teach for America, New York University, and more. Michael was also featured on FindSpark’s list of “Top LGBTQ+ Influencers & Thought Leaders Transforming the Workplace Through Innovation and Impact,” as well as Eventbrite’s “5 to Follow: LGBTQIA+ Event Organizers in NYC for Pride and Beyond.”

Potential speaking engagement topics include:

  • From Stonewall to Today
  • The Power of Visibility
  • LGBTQ+ Allyship
  • Lavender Graduation Keynote

Get in Touch with Michael