Meet Our Speakers

 

Keynote Speaker: <br>Juan Barajas

Keynote Speaker:
Juan Barajas

Outlet’s First Full-time Director and National LGBTQ+ Movement Leader
Juan Barajas leads the fundraising strategy and operations for Freedom for All Americans. With more than 15 years of fund development and nonprofit leadership experience, he has raised more than $25 million to help advance legal protections and cultural acceptance for LGBT Americans. Most recently, he led national fundraising efforts for Freedom to Marry, the campaign that helped win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. He also held various senior leadership roles with GLAAD as well as with San Francisco Bay Area LGBT organizations including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Pacific Center for Human Growth, and the Outlet Program. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco, CA.

Emcee: <br>Lillian Taylor Jungleib

Emcee:
Lillian Taylor Jungleib

Former Outlet Youth
Lillian Taylor Jungleb is a doctoral candidate at UC Santa Barbara, where she studies issues related to gender, social movements, and the law. She grew up on the Peninsula and has now made her home in Santa Barbara with her wife and their wonderful dog. She was a queer Outlet youth from 2003-2008 and is currently a queer not-so-youth-anymore who sometimes wishes she still had Outlet every week!

Emcee: <br>Lowell Reade

Emcee:
Lowell Reade

Former Outlet Youth
Lowell is a Palo Alto native and former Outlet youth. Lowell moved back to the Bay Area in 2014 after being away for college and graduate school. He has been volunteering with Outlet since then, first as a facilitator at weekly support groups, and most recently on the Empowerment Committee. He is a user experience researcher at Facebook. For fun, Lowell likes to cross stitch and solve crossword puzzles with his partner.