Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sat April 30th, "Northeast Equal Rights LGBTQ Conference"

* Transgender * Lesbian * Gay * Bisexual * Queer * Ally
Momentum: Our History . Our Movement .Our Future

Saturday April 30th
8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Old South Church
645 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts

In 2010 over 40 different organizations and more than 400 people attended the first ever Northeast Regional LGBTQ equal rights conference. Since then at the federal level some of the gains of our movement include: the congressional repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; the public declaration by the courts and Obama that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the granting of non-discrimination protections for HUD funded housing. On a local level, we have taken huge steps forward by winning protections for transgender state employees and anti-bullying legislation, while working to maintain and extend marriage equality in the region.

All of these gains are just a step in the right direction, but the fight for full equality and unconditional justice continues. This conference will bring together LGBTQ people & allies from all around the Northeast to collaborate and strategize about how to continue our momentum.

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Tentative List of Workshop Sessions for Saturday April 30th:

Immigrant Rights Panel

Civil Rights Movement History

Taking on the Organized Far Right

LGBTQ Partner Abuse 101

GLBT Youth: Risk and Resistance

The Homeless Queer Youth Epidemic

Trans 101 & Gender Dysphoria

Crossing Paths: Transgender Lives, Loves, and Faith-based Advocacy

Be the Change: The Case for a GLBT Commission (Or Something Like It) In Your Community

Lobbying your Legislator

College Organizing

Surviving Domestic Violence in the GLBTQ Community

Growing Older with the Epidemic: HIV and Aging

Separating the 'T' from LGBT: Talking about Gender Identity/Expression & Sexual Orientation

Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Driving Equality Across America: A snapshot of LGBTQ Nation

I AM: Trans People Speak

The Future of Pride Celebrations

Eliminating Homophobia and Racism Simultaneously

Pinkwashing how to stop it and why LGBT people should stand for the rights of Palestinians

Lives of Faith, Lives of Activism - a panel discussion