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Lobel To Address California Student Conference

Date: 
January 30, 1998

Kerry Lobel, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) will speak at a University of California conference to address gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues facing students, staff and faculty.

The conference, called Exposed! will look at issues of coming out, relationship-building, and concerns involving communities of color, transgendered persons and multiple religious groups. It will be held on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz from February 6-8, 1998. The conference is sponsored jointly by the NGLTF and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Lobel is scheduled to give the luncheon keynote address on February 7.

"NGLTF has long been at the forefront of supporting campus and youth organizing. The Task Force launched its campus project in 1987 and our annual conference, Creating Change, served as the birthplace for the National Consortium of Directors of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Higher Education in 1997," said Lobel. "NGLTF's Youth Leadership Institute and youth and campus tracks at Creating Change, have been home for some of the nation's best youth organizers," she added. "Today's GLBT movement is being shaped and transformed by youth leadership. I am honored to be a part of this important conference and this important dialogue between students, staff, and faculty leaders."

For conference registration information and a schedule of events visit the University of California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Association's web site at http://www.porter.ucsc.edu/Exposed!/.

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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.