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Darian Aaron

LGBTQ+ Journalist & Editor

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Darian Aaron Biography

Darian Aaron has a career in media that spans nearly two decades. As a writer, his byline has appeared in both print and digital formats. He is currently Communications Director of The Counter Narrative Project (CNP) and Editor-At-Large of The Reckoning, a digital publication covering Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ+ community and a 2021 GLAAD Award nominee. He has also worked in television news, most recently as a general assignment reporter for CBS affiliate WRBL in Columbus, Georgia.

He first gained widespread attention in 2006 after launching the award-winning blog, “Living Out Loud with Darian”—a blog created to provide a platform for stories impacting LGBTQ+ communities of color. In the spring of 2020, he launched “Living Out Loud 2.0,” after demand from his loyal following.

Aaron also authored the Lambda Literary nominated coffee-table book “When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color. He received a Special Recognition award from Pride Index in 2021 for years of journalistic service to the LGBTQ+ community and for championing the increased visibility of Black gay couples in media.

Aaron also made history as the first African-American Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta’s Georgia Voice newspaper. Much of his digital and social justice work has intentionally advocated on behalf of LGBTQ people of color, particularly around the intersection of race, sexuality, and religious intolerance. He has used his voice towards LGBT equality and visibility on television and in print as a contributor to several publications: CLIK Magazine (Staff Writer), The Advocate, The Grio, The Body, The Huffington Post, EBONY Magazine, The Montgomery Advertiser, and Project Q Atlanta among a host of other online platforms.

In his career, Aaron has interviewed everyone from the everyday person to activists, thought leaders, politicians, and entertainers such as Academy-Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, Grammy winner Kandi Burruss, Emmy Winners Uzo Aduba, Wanda Sykes, Billy Porter, to Gina Yashere, Keith Boykin, Mykal Kilgore, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, and Patrik-Ian Polk to name a few.

Aaron was one of a dozen LGBTQ+ leaders selected to attend GLAAD’s inaugural Media Institute in New York City. He received a regional GLAAD award for his work in Atlanta’s LGBT community the following year.

In 2012, he became one of few openly gay Black men to be profiled in EBONY Magazine in the featured piece “Black, Gay and Christian: Where Spirituality and Sexuality Converge.”

In the spring of 2014, as an undergraduate student at Alabama State University, he founded AMPLIFIED, the first-ever LGBTQ+ chartered student organization in the history of the university.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Alabama State University in 2015. He honed his craft as an intern at WSFA 12 News and WVAS FM 90.7 in Montgomery, Alabama. He continued to make history as the first undergraduate student to commute to school by plane.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, he has called Atlanta, Georgia, home for the last fifteen years.

Aaron is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists.

Speaking Topics
    • Black LGBTQ Representation in Media
    • Intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness
    • Homophobia in the Black Church
    • HIV Stigma
    • Patriarchy and Black Masculinity
    • Black Queer History Is Black History
    • The Underrepresentation of Black Gay Couples in Media
    • Disrupting Homophobia at Historically Black Colleges & Universities
    • Utilizing Storytelling To Shift Narratives About Black Queer Men

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When Love Takes Over: A Celebration Of Sgl Couples Of Color

When Love Takes Over: A Celebration Of Sgl Couples Of Color

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    Booking fees for Darian Aaron, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darian Aaron, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darian Aaron for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darian Aaron for your next private or corporate function.
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Darian Aaron Biography

Darian Aaron has a career in media that spans nearly two decades. As a writer, his byline has appeared in both print and digital formats. He is currently Communications Director of The Counter Narrative Project (CNP) and Editor-At-Large of The Reckoning, a digital publication covering Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ+ community and a 2021 GLAAD Award nominee. He has also worked in television news, most recently as a general assignment reporter for CBS affiliate WRBL in Columbus, Georgia.

He first gained widespread attention in 2006 after launching the award-winning blog, “Living Out Loud with Darian”—a blog created to provide a platform for stories impacting LGBTQ+ communities of color. In the spring of 2020, he launched “Living Out Loud 2.0,” after demand from his loyal following.

Aaron also authored the Lambda Literary nominated coffee-table book “When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color. He received a Special Recognition award from Pride Index in 2021 for years of journalistic service to the LGBTQ+ community and for championing the increased visibility of Black gay couples in media.

Aaron also made history as the first African-American Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta’s Georgia Voice newspaper. Much of his digital and social justice work has intentionally advocated on behalf of LGBTQ people of color, particularly around the intersection of race, sexuality, and religious intolerance. He has used his voice towards LGBT equality and visibility on television and in print as a contributor to several publications: CLIK Magazine (Staff Writer), The Advocate, The Grio, The Body, The Huffington Post, EBONY Magazine, The Montgomery Advertiser, and Project Q Atlanta among a host of other online platforms.

In his career, Aaron has interviewed everyone from the everyday person to activists, thought leaders, politicians, and entertainers such as Academy-Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, Grammy winner Kandi Burruss, Emmy Winners Uzo Aduba, Wanda Sykes, Billy Porter, to Gina Yashere, Keith Boykin, Mykal Kilgore, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, and Patrik-Ian Polk to name a few.

Aaron was one of a dozen LGBTQ+ leaders selected to attend GLAAD’s inaugural Media Institute in New York City. He received a regional GLAAD award for his work in Atlanta’s LGBT community the following year.

In 2012, he became one of few openly gay Black men to be profiled in EBONY Magazine in the featured piece “Black, Gay and Christian: Where Spirituality and Sexuality Converge.”

In the spring of 2014, as an undergraduate student at Alabama State University, he founded AMPLIFIED, the first-ever LGBTQ+ chartered student organization in the history of the university.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Alabama State University in 2015. He honed his craft as an intern at WSFA 12 News and WVAS FM 90.7 in Montgomery, Alabama. He continued to make history as the first undergraduate student to commute to school by plane.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, he has called Atlanta, Georgia, home for the last fifteen years.

Aaron is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists.

Darian Aaron Speaking Topics

    • Black LGBTQ Representation in Media
    • Intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness
    • Homophobia in the Black Church
    • HIV Stigma
    • Patriarchy and Black Masculinity
    • Black Queer History Is Black History
    • The Underrepresentation of Black Gay Couples in Media
    • Disrupting Homophobia at Historically Black Colleges & Universities
    • Utilizing Storytelling To Shift Narratives About Black Queer Men

Darian Aaron Videos

  • Darian Aaron 2022 Demo Reel
    Darian Aaron is a journalist and pop culture commentator with a focus on stories impacting the Black LGBTQ+ community.

Darian Aaron Books

FAQs on booking Darian Aaron

  • How to book Darian Aaron?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darian Aaron for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Darian Aaron, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darian Aaron or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Darian Aaron?

    Booking fees for Darian Aaron, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darian Aaron, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Darian Aaron?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darian Aaron for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darian Aaron for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darian Aaron or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darian Aaron or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Darian Aaron is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as. The estimated speaking fee range to book Darian Aaron for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Darian Aaron generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kylar Broadus, Samy Nour Younes Figaredo, Geena Rocero, Shane Ortega and LZ Granderson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darian Aaron for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Darian Aaron Speaking Topics

    • Black LGBTQ Representation in Media
    • Intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness
    • Homophobia in the Black Church
    • HIV Stigma
    • Patriarchy and Black Masculinity
    • Black Queer History Is Black History
    • The Underrepresentation of Black Gay Couples in Media
    • Disrupting Homophobia at Historically Black Colleges & Universities
    • Utilizing Storytelling To Shift Narratives About Black Queer Men

Darian Aaron Speaker Videos

  • Darian Aaron 2022 Demo Reel
    Darian Aaron is a journalist and pop culture commentator with a focus on stories impacting the Black LGBTQ+ community.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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