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EQUAL RIGHTS & NON-DISCRIMINATION

Midwest LGBT Activists' Conference

GLN permalink 2-25-2010

The Gay Liberation Network (GLN) is participating with Join the Impact and several other organizations in a Midwest regional LGBT strategy and education conference on Friday, March 12 thru Sunday, March 14 at downtown Chicago's Columbia College, 600 S Michigan Avenue.

Activists from across the Midwest will gather to discuss and debate how to achieve full federal equality. Sessions include "Convincing the Democrats to Take Us Seriously," "Defeating the Religious Right," and more. GLN's Andy Thayer will be debating Windy City Times writer Dr. Yasmin Nair on the topic, "Should Activists Focus on Winning Equal Marriage Rights?"

In addition there will be artists performing and showing their work, music, dancing and lots of time to hang out and socialize with other LGBT activists and allies in the region. Don't miss the opportunity to build unity and meet new activist friends in Chicago, March 12-14, 2010.

Shape the strategy for our next steps as a movement.
Hear from prominent activists on what works and what doesn't.
Socialize with other individuals and groups in our region.
Learn from educational workshops on topics that matter to you.

Featured speakers from outside of the Midwest include:

* Lt. Dan Choi, prominent activist against Don't Ask Don't Tell
* Staceyann Chin, Jamaican-born lesbian performance artist and poet
* Adam Bouska, photographer and creator of the "NO H8" campaign

Registration is only $15 for the weekend! Go to http://unitefightmidwest.ettend.com/ to register now!



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