Meet the Creating Change 2013 Host Committee Co-Chairs

The 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change will be held in Atlanta, January 23 – 27, 2013 at the Atlanta Hilton. Each year, the Task Force works with a dedicated group of volunteers who join the conference Host Committee to accomplish critical on-the-ground organizing and outreach.

The Creating Change 2013 Host Committee Co-Chairs:

Everette R.H. Thompson

Everette R.H. Thompson: Regional Director of Amnesty International USA’s Southern Regional Office and a five-year staffer with AIUSA. Everette brings over 15 years of grassroots organizing experience to the 2013 Host Committee and says he is a Southerner through and through.

Reverend Gwen Thomas

Reverend Gwen Thomas: Ordained minister in The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries and a licensed minister at Victory for the World United Church of Christ in Stone Mountain, GA. Gwen is an avowed Liberation Theologian and Womanist with extensive experience in leadership, communication, and women’s empowerment.

Jesse Morgan

Jesse Morgan organizes the radical queer arts and music festival MondoHomo, the only event of its kind in the South. He founded Glitter Bomb! ATL in 2011 to strengthen queer visibility, fight for social justice, and to counter mainstream conformity.

Michael Shutt

Michael Shutt: Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Life at Emory University since 2008. Michael worked with the Northeast Georgians Against Discrimination in the 2004 campaign to oppose Amendment 1, a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Michael serves as the Co-Chair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.

If you are in Atlanta and would like to be a part of the Host Committee, the first meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16.

The Creating Change 2013 Host Committee meeting
Wednesday May 16
6:30 PM for nosh/socializing
7:00 PM meeting
Phillip Rush Center
1530 DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta.

Join your friends and colleagues for fun and fabulous camaraderie. We will form working subcommittees, get to know each other, and plan to create change!