Activist, educator, and founder of Christopher Street Tours
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 Venturiello has believed in the power of representation and and visibility of history through story telling. A writer by nature, Michael has spent much of his time sharing stories and uplifting voices from those who paved the way before us.
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.”
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