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More than 2,000 LGBT rights advocates to converge in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 3-7, to strategize and organize

Date: 
January 26, 2010

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Inga Sarda-Sorensen, isorensen@theTaskForce.org,
(Office) 646.358.1463, (Cell) 202.641.5592
Pedro Julio Serrano, pserrano@theTaskForce.org,
(Office) 646.358.1479, (Cell) 787.602.5954

LGBT rights activists from every corner of the country will be in Dallas next week for the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, where they will plan political strategy, activate and energize to advance LGBT equality

What:
The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

More than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights supporters will convene in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 3-7 for the 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. It is the country's largest annual gathering of LGBT rights advocates coming together to organize and strategize.

Who:
Keynote speakers include National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey, a leading voice in the national LGBT rights movement, who will deliver the "State of the Movement" address to the full assembly on Friday, Feb. 5; Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who will speak about comprehensive immigration reform on Thursday, Feb. 4; and writer Kai Wright, who will moderate a plenary panel of LGBT youth of color called "Young Leaders Speak: Out, Loud, Proud," on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Where:
Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas

More about the conference:
Creating Change reflects the breadth and scope of diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and supporters of LGBT rights. It is the largest organizing conference for LGBT rights supporters in the United States. Find additional details here: http://www.CreatingChange.org.

Media credentials required. To request credentials, e-mail pserrano@theTaskForce.org.

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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.