LGBTQIA Affinity Group

Saturday, June 15, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

This affinity group is specifically for people who identify as part of the LGBTQIA spectrum. Those who do not identify as LGBTQIA are encouraged to attend either the "Allies Affinity Group" session or the panel discussion "What Are DEI-Related Affinity Groups, and Why Are They Useful?"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Meet and engage with other LGBTQIA workers in the arts.
  2. Cultivate intergenerational understanding and learn strategies to activate a personal career support system.
  3. Share issues and concerns, as well as advice and mutual support, related to the unique challenges of being LGBTQIA in the arts.


Kevin Seaman
Artist & Cultural Worker
San Francisco, California

Kevin Seaman is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker. Utilizing inquiry-based and multi-directional learning models, he creates community-focused workshops and consulting opportunities that infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into team-building, fundraising, individual and organizational development, community engagement, program evaluation and innovation, audience metrics, and strategic planning. Kevin is a 3-time SF Arts Commission grantee, was awarded Americans for the Arts 2017 Emerging Leader award, was an inaugural Association for Performing Arts Professionals’ Leadership Fellow, and helped increase arts funding in San Francisco as a community organizer for the Nov 2018 Yes on E campaign. He has worked with a broad range of organizations including Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Queer Cultural Center, Independent Arts & Media, Boston Foundation and Emerging Arts Professionals, and has lead panels and workshops with Intersection for the Arts, the Foundation Center, Grantmakers in the Arts, National Performance Network and APAP. His creative work exploring queer identity and drag culture at the intersection of gender and sexuality has been presented at locally and nationally at venues like CounterPulse, Frameline, the Austin International Drag Festival, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Yale School of the Arts, and he is currently in residence at Brava Theatre.