Denver to host 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Jan. 28--Feb. 1, 2009

March 11, 2008

Roberta Sklar, Communications Director
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(Cell) 917.704.6358

Host committee to form on March 20

WASHINGTON, March 12 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced today that the city of Denver, Colo., will host The 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Jan. 28--Feb. 1, 2009. The Creating Change conference (as it is affectionately known) is sponsored, organized and produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change is the premier national grassroots organizing and skills building LGBT conference. The 2008 Creating Change conference was held in Detroit, Mich., and attracted over 2000 LGBT rights advocates. The conference is well known for providing a unique environment where activists and leaders come together from diverse places and backgrounds to create a community that is both strengthening and inspiring to the participants. Now we are bringing our really big show to Denver!

All are invited to attend an open community informational meeting on Thurs., March 20, at 7 p.m. in the community/training room at the offices of the Gill Foundation. Conference organizers Russell Roybal and Sue Hyde will be there to explain all the details of the Creating Change conference.

Russell and Sue's visit will launch the organizing process of the 2009 Host Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers who work with the conference organizers throughout the year to roll out the Mile High red carpet for attendees, guests and Creating Change visitors to Denver. This past year, over 75 community members and leaders from the great state of Michigan joined the 2008 Host Committee to help organize one of the most successful Creating Change conferences ever held.

"Volunteers with energy, interest and passion for social change and LGBT equality — we need your help," said Russell Roybal. "Please join us for a evening of conversation, refreshments and levity."

Creating Change Information Meeting:

Thurs., March 20, 7:00 PM
Gill Foundation
Community/Training Room
2215 Market Street
Denver, Colo.
For directions: 303.292.4455

To learn about the work of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, visit

For more information about the Creating Change conference, visit

To RSVP for our Denver Creating Change meeting, please e-mail

Editors Note: Please announce this important meeting to your subscribers and colleagues who may be interested in learning about the Creating Change conference and the 2009 Host Committee.


The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.