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Task Force announces open registration for Creating Change 2006

Date: 
July 14, 2006

MEDIA CONTACT:
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
media@theTaskForce.org
646.358.1465


For conference details contact:
Julie Childs, Conference Planner
202.639.6316
jchilds@theTaskForce.org

All interested activists are encouraged to register now for the leading LGBT movement-building conference and take advantage of the early registration rate, available until September 7.

WASHINGTON, July 14 — Registration is now open for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 19th Annual Creating Change™ Conference, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8–12, 2006. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and allies are urged to attend. The early registration rate is available until Sept. 7. Reduced prices are available to those with limited income. The registration form is available at www.creatingchange.org.

The Creating Change™ Conference is the LGBT movement’s annual conference, attracting thousands of activist leaders from across the nation. The program educates, challenges and supports LGBT activists to build grassroots LGBT political power. Creating Change™ heads to the heartland this year to help build a movement in an increasingly LGBT-unfriendly area.
 
The conference will take place just after the November elections, giving the LGBT community a chance to reflect, plan and strategize for the coming year. No one should miss this opportunity!
 
The primary goal of the Creating Change™ Conference is to build LGBT political power. The schedule reflects this agenda, with scheduled plenary speakers and a program full of challenging and rigorous sessions, panel discussions, roundtables, film screenings, caucuses and networking sessions to deliver the skills needed for activist leaders to create change in their communities. For details, visit www.creatingchange.org.

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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.