Creating Change 2008

20th conference is the best yet!

Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman gives his State of the Movement Address.
(Photo by andrewpotterphoto.com)

More than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates converged on Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 6–10 to plan political strategy, activate and energize on the heels of Super Tuesday. The unprecedented change in political landscape drew activists from every corner of the country to the 20th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, which featured the debut of the Task Force Academy for Leadership and Action and more than 100 workshops, caucuses, institutes and receptions.

We thank the Detroit Host Committee for helping to make this such a successful conference. Special thanks to the Anita May Rosenstein Foundation, the founding sponsor of The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

Below you’ll find just a few of the highlights from this year’s gathering, which many are calling the best conference to date. Check out our photo gallery.

We also sent out daily "Reports from Creating Change," and all of those contain photos and links to great videos. Want to know why Bishop V. Gene Robinson said: ‘The jig is up’? Or why Julian Bond says "gay rights are civil rights?" This is where you can get all the info — and watch the videos!
Report from Creating Change #4: February 10, 2008
Report from Creating Change #3: February 9, 2008
Report from Creating Change #2: February 8, 2008
Report from Creating Change #1: February 7, 2008

You should also check out our "Creating Change Recap" issue of Update, that has even more stories, photos and videos!