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.