This Tuesday through Sunday, September 20-25, the National Black Justice Coalition will hold their second annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit, which will be attended by approximately 100 black LGBT leaders and advocates from around the country, aims to mobilize members of the black community around social issues while also engaging with governmental figures about black LGBT public policy concerns.
The conference will feature a range of panel discussions, including ‘From Civil Rights to LGBT Equality: African Americans and the LGBT Community at the Intersection’ which will take place on Friday, September 23, at the Washington Convention Center and will feature Cheryl Kilodavis, author of the picture book Princess Boy, among others. OUT on the Hill will also include an advanced screening of the Sundance Film Festival’s PARIAH, the coming-out story of a black lesbian youth, executive produced by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee.
Additionally, the summit will host a Black LGBT Leaders Day at the White House on Wednesday, September 21. Members of the Obama administration will present, and delegates will have the opportunity to discuss policy issues with their members of Congress and Congressional Leadership. A Town Hall meeting will also be held in conjunction with the DC Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs for delegates to discuss social action around black LGBT issues.
To view the entire OUT on the Hill schedule, click here.
To register for the conference, visit the official website.