Chicago To Host Nation’s Largest LGBTQ Activist Conference in 2016

Close to 5,000 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Activists and Allies Expected to Attend.

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2015 —The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced that the 28th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change (“Creating Change”) will take place on January 20-24, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago. Close to 5,000 LGBTQ community leaders and activists from across the country are expected to attend the conference in Chicago, Illinois.

“Creating Change is the nation’s premier annual organizing and skills-building LGBTQ conference. And since 1988, the conference has trained over 40,000 activists and community leaders from across the country and elsewhere in the world,” said Russell Roybal, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director of External Relations. “What’s truly unique about Creating Change is that it brings together thousands of LGBTQ activists—both emerging leaders and movement veterans — from diverse communities to a welcoming space where they can share innovative ideas, teach critical skills, and form new friendships that will last a lifetime. The Windy City has been at the forefront in the work to create positive lasting change in our nation, that is why we’re excited to bring Creating Change to Chicago next year.”

The National LGBTQ Task Force will be hosting an informational meeting for local LGBTQ community leaders. Information will be available on how to join the conference host committee. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Urban League (4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653). Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by sending an e-mail to:

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