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Announcing the White House LGBT Conference Series

The Office of Public Engagement announces a series of conferences around the country with a focus on LGBT Americans.

Later this month, the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE) will launch a series of conferences around the country specifically focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Held in partnership with key Departments and Agencies, these White House LGBT Conferences will provide advocates, providers, and community organizations of the public an opportunity to hear directly from the Administration on our efforts to ensure health, dignity, and justice for LGBT Americans.  These conferences will empower participants by connecting them with Federal government information, resources, and opportunities.

The inaugural event, the White House LGBT Conference on Health, will be held in Philadelphia on February 16th, and will feature remarks by Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.  Participants will receive important updates from Administration officials and have the opportunity to learn about Federal government resources and opportunities through workshop sessions on issues such as access to care, aging, cultural competency, and mental health and substance abuse.  This conference will also provide an opportunity to highlight innovative work on LGBT Health already taking place in communities across America.

These conferences are part of our ongoing education, outreach, and training efforts.  Future conferences will be held around the country and will focus on topics including, but not limited to, Housing & Homelessness, Safe Schools & Communities, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Click here if you are interested in attending the White House LGBT Conference on Health.  Please note that space is limited and registrations will only be accepted until we reach capacity.

For more information and updates, sign up for White House LGBT Updates.

Gautam Raghavan is an Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement.