HUD Secretary Castro To Address Over Four Thousand LGBTQ Equality Advocates During Annual Conference in Denver

WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2015 —The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced that United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro will be speaking at the 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

“We are thrilled to announce that HUD Secretary Castro will be joining us in Denver for this year’s annual Creating Change conference—the nation’s premier organizing and skills-building LGBTQ conference,” said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director of External Relations at the National LGBTQ Task Force. “Secretary Castro is a true champion for equality who, while serving as Mayor of San Antonio, signed into law a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance extending basic rights to LGBTQ people. We are very pleased to be able to work with him and HUD to advance fairness, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.”

In 2012, then-HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke at the Creating Change conference in Baltimore, Maryland and announced that HUD would implement a new policy banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in programs funded by the department.

Creating Change is a unique five-day experience consisting of daylong institutes, dynamic plenary sessions, and over 350 workshops, presentations, and trainings. The conference also features networking sessions, film screenings, interfaith services, community caucuses, hospitality suites and special receptions.

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