Leaders to Gather at OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

Panels and workshops to include discussions about issues that affect community

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Black LGBT activists and thought leaders will gather with elected officials, faith leaders, and young professionals in Washington, D.C. for the 6th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit hosted by the National Black Justice Coalition.

The event, which will be held Sept. 16–19, is set to bring together more than 100 of the nation’s leading LGBTQ stakeholders of color to participate in a week of education, organizing, and strategizing. Partner organizations include the Human Rights Campaign, The National LGBTQ Task Force, Trans People of Color Coalition, National Coalition for LGBT Health, AIDS United, amfAR and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Event organizers seek to “shift the conversation around African American holistic health by reshaping the dialogue to be inclusive of the black LGBT populace,” according to a news release.

Topics and issues of discussion via panels, workshops and networking opportunities include the impact of the Affordable Care Act; LGBT-equality movement advancement; and the impact of #BlackLivesMatter. The conference will also focus on how the family structure affects four key summit tracks: healthcare, economics, spirituality, and social justice.

For more information on the event, visit Nbjc.org.