LGBT Leaders to Gather at Summit in Washington
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.