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More Than 2,000 LGBT Rights Advocates to Converge in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 3-7, to Strategize and Organize


LGBT rights activists from every corner of the
country will be in Dallas next week for the National Conference on LGBT
Equality: Creating Change, where they will plan political strategy,
activate and energize to advance LGBT equality

The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

More than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights
supporters will convene in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 3-7 for the 22nd
National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. It is the
country's largest annual gathering of LGBT rights advocates coming
together to organize and strategize.

Keynote speakers include National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey,
a leading voice in the national LGBT rights movement, who will deliver
the "State of the Movement" address to the full assembly on Friday,
Feb. 5; Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who will speak
about comprehensive immigration reform on Thursday, Feb. 4; and writer Kai Wright, who will moderate a plenary panel of LGBT youth of color called "Young Leaders Speak: Out, Loud, Proud," on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas

More about the conference: Creating Change reflects the
breadth and scope of diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender community and supporters of LGBT rights. It is the largest
organizing conference for LGBT rights supporters in the United States.
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The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we've made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That's why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. Join us!