Over 4,000 LGBTQ Equality Advocates To Convene in Denver for Creating Change Conference

DENVER, CO, January 30, 2015 —  The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced that over 4,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and allies are expected to attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the conference will take place next week on February 4-8, 2015 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Creating Change is a unique five-day experience consisting of daylong institutes, dynamic plenary sessions, over 350 workshops, and more. Key conference highlights include:

WHAT: LGBTQ Latino Institute (daylong training)
WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHO: Over 100 LGBTQ Latino activists from across the U.S.
Spanish-speaking participants available for interviews

WHAT: “Ferguson on our Minds” Opening Plenary
WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8 p.m.
WHO: Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, ColorofChange
Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director, Race Forward

WHAT: “State of the LGBTQ Movement” Address and HUD Secretary’s Speech
WHEN: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm
WHO: Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director
Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Planning

WHAT: “Mobilize for Reproductive Justice!” Plenary
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
WHO: Kierra Johnson, Executive Director, URGE;
Stacey Long Simmons, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National LGBTQ Task Force;
Kris Hayashi, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center;
Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

WHAT: Brunch and Closing Dance Performance
WHEN: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
WHO: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

VISUALS: Thousands of LGBTQ activists from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, dozens of vibrant exhibitors in the exhibition hall, eclectic artwork displayed inside art studio space, hundreds of workshop rooms filled with lively discussions, and the “Shower of Stoles,” a unique collection of liturgical stoles and sacred items representing LGBTQ faith leaders.

Live video stream, including exclusive interviews and features, will be available during the conference at: www.thetaskforce.org/live.

For more information about the conference please visit www.creatingchange.org.

For media credentials, please contact Jorge Amaro at jamaro@thetaskforce.org


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(Cell) 213.842.7564