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Equipping Grassroots Leaders, Embracing Intersections, and Empowering Collaboration

The Campaign for Southern Equality is happy to announce the dates for our second annual “LGBT* in the South” conference that will take place in Asheville, North Carolina on April 17 & 18, 2015. Last year, more than 250 activists and organizers from across eight Southern states joined together for an amazing gathering that took place over two days.

We invite Southern organizers, practitioners and service providers to submit workshop proposals for a powerful two days of learning, connection and inspiration.

Workshops will cover a variety of topics and issues affecting the diverse southern LGBT* community, offer learning opportunities for all skill levels, and encourage conversation and collaboration among participants.

Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, December 12, 2014.

LGBT South group shot

The “LGBT* in the South” conference launched in 2014 and brought together a network of Southern organizers to explore best practices and share strategies on how to increase the impact of LGBT advocacy in the South – from passing local equality ordinances to new HIV/AIDS advocacy strategies to pushing for marriage equality in the South.

A great group of co-sponsors and organizations participated by running an amazing line up of trainings during the conference. A huge thanks to our partner organizations for the conference – the Hart Law Group and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

 (Shannon Minter of NCLR delivers the keynote address at the 2014 conference)

(Shannon Minter of NCLR delivers the keynote address at the 2014 conference)

This is a critical time in the LGBT* movement and in our efforts across the South – one of both great urgency and great hope. We hope this conference creates chances for you to connect with others across the region, share strategies and new ideas and – above all – feel connected to a growing Southern movement pushing for the full equality of LGBT people. We’re honored to be in this movement with you.

If we can do anything to help make your experience at the conference better or your stay in Asheville more fun, please let us know!