Creating Change 2003 Set for November in Beautiful Miami Beach

June 05, 2003

Dear Creating Change Supporter,

The planning of the Sixteenth Annual Creating Change Conference is well underway!

You won't want to miss the first-ever Creating Change Conference in beautiful, warm South Florida. We gather November 5-9, 2003 in tropical, sun-soaked, art-decoed Miami Beach. If you live in a northern clime, you know that November means the snow will fly and the temperature will drop in short order, so Creating Change is an excellent political reason to postpone the onset of winter.

We've selected a fabulous hotel for this year's must-attend gathering of activists and organizers in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender political movement. The Radisson Deauville, situated right on the white sands of Miami Beach, is perfectly suited for our event: ample and unique meeting rooms for workshops and trainings, a spacious and beautiful ballroom for plenary sessions, plenty of space for exhibit tables and vendors, and a very large deck, swimming pool and outdoor hot tub for our leisure time, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean just steps away from swimming pool area.

Home to a vibrant, proud and diverse GLBT community, South Florida can boast community institutions like SAVE Dade, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Pridelines, Inc., the Bisexual Foundation, the Gay and Lesbian Foundation of South Florida, Unity Coalition, strong party-affiliated political clubs, countless cultural and arts organizations, and thriving GLBT community centers like the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Ft. Lauderdale. Leading our struggle for equality across Florida is the statewide group Equality Florida.

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, NGLTF remains committed to addressing the impact of racism in this country, in our movement and in our organization. The primary educational goal of Creating Change is to build an anti-racist GLBT movement that includes and reflects the perspectives, needs and priorities of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists of all ages, races, ethnic and language origins, spiritualities and incomes.

The 2003 Creating Change Conference launches a new programmatic feature: the Skills Academy for Leadership and Action. We have listened to your requests for more rigorous political education at Creating Change and responded with a full day of training sessions, strategy sessions and activist improvement classes. Better skills, more coordinated strategies, activist make-overs...woo hoo!

Visit the NGLTF Creating Change Web site to find out more about Miami Beach, South Florida, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Sixteenth Annual Creating Change Conference. Register now and reserve your room.

See you at the Deauville in November!


The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by 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.