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NGLTF issues call for workshop proposals

The deadline for submitting a workshop proposal for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation's 14th annual Creating Change (tm) conference is July 6, NGLTF recently announced. The conference, which attracts between 2,000 and 2,500 participants each year, is the largest annual gathering of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement.

This year, the Creating Change conference will be held Nov. 7-11 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This will be the first time the conference has been held in the Midwest since Detroit in 1995, and the first time ever that it has been held in Wisconsin. In 1998, Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to elect an open lesbian to Congress, and in 1982, it became the first state to enact a law banning sexual orientation discrimination.

The conference will feature more than 150 workshops sessions on a wide array of topics, touching on every aspect of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender movement. Workshops will include how-to organizing sessions, policy discussions, case studies, and strategy sessions. The conference also features daily caucus and networking sessions, special gatherings, constituency group meetings, brown bag lunches and other topical discussions.

Creating Change is for community, campus, and workplace activists; board members, staff or leaders in GLBT organizations, elected and appointed officials; and advocates on many issues pressing our communities, including homophobia, racism, ageism, sexism, religious discrimination, and economic justice. Host committee chairpersons for this year's Creating Change conference are veteran activists and GLBT leaders Neil Albrecht, Stephanie Hume, Beverly Jenkins and Leonel Marchan.

Individuals who wish to submit a workshop proposal should visit www.creatingchange.org for more information on guidelines. Forms are available for download at that site or may be obtained by calling Sue Hyde at 617-492-6393.

For those wishing to register for Creating Change, early registration rates are available until July 1st for just $125. Register at www.creatingchange.org. For more information about Creating Change, please visit www.creatingchange.org.

Journalists wishing credentials to cover the conference should fax a request on company letterhead to David Elliot at 202-332-0207 or email delliot@ngltf.org


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