More than 2,500 advocates and activists are heading to Baltimore tomorrow for the start of Creating Change, the 24th annual National Conference on LGBT Equality, running from January 25 to 29.
On Thursday, many attendees will join members of the ACLU, Pride at Work, the Service Employees International Union and the American Association of University Women, to demonstrate against bullying, job discrimination and pay inequity and to urge Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
The conference also includes talks by National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director Rea Carey (right), Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who delivers the keynote address on Thursday, as well as skill-building workshops, networking sessions, meetings for religious leaders. and a musical performance by Wilson Cruz.
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