2nd Annual LGBTQ Equal Rights Conference
In 2010, over 40 organizations and more than 400 people attended the first ever Northeast Regional LGBTQ equal rights conference.Â Since then some gains of the movement include the congressional repeal of Donâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tell, the public declaration by the courts and President Obama that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the granting of non-discrimination protections for HUD funded housing.Â On a local level, huge steps have been taken with the winning of protections for transgender state employees and the passage of anti-bullying legislation.Â All of these gains are a step in the right direction, but the fight for full equality and unconditional justice continues.
This yearâ€™s LGBTQ Equal Rights Conference will bring together our community and allies from across the Northeast to collaborate and strategize the best ways to continue the momentum.Â The conference will take place April 29 – May 1 at the Old South Church in Copley Square, 645 Boylston St., Boston.
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