White House to hold LGBT conferences on families and HIV/AIDS

The White House is continuing its series of dialogues with the LGBT community with two conferences in April. The first will focus on HIV/AIDS and will be held in Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Morehouse School of Medicine. You can learn more and RSVP on the White House website.

The White House published the first-ever national strategy for HIV/AIDS in July 2010, but HIV infections are still growing for gay and transgender people of color. One of the most shocking numbers released in Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey is that 1 in 4 black transgender people are HIV positive.

Later in the month, the White House will hold a conference on families in partnership with the Family Equality Council in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m.-noon at the Burroughs Community School. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Previous dialogues focused on safe schools and communities, health and on housing and homelessness. We look forward to conferences on additional topics in the coming months.