This week Back2Stonewall.com will be attending and covering Netroots Nation 12 in Providence Rhode Island this year as part of the LGBT Connect Netroots Nation Group from Wednesday June 6th – Sunday June 10th
Each year at Netroots Nation thousands of journalist, bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists come together to share practices and build stronger relationships with others working on the issues they care most about. And each year, some of the brightest minds in progressive politics come to Netroots Nation to speak with—and hear from—our community
Netroots Nation kicks off on Wednesday June 6th with an LGBT Connect Pre-Conference put together by Mike Rogers, one of two partners in Raw Story Media, Inc. publishers of The Raw Story. Rogers an American fundraiser, blogger and gay rights activist in the Washington, D.C.-area best known for his activity in outing closeted gay politicians who actively oppose gay rights and was the subject of the 2009 film Outrage,
The LGBT Connect Pre-Conference is a one day long gathering of over 100 of the best and brightest LGBT advocates, blogger, media journalist, and LGBT organization representatives who come together to discuss and think tank the important issues that the LGBT community is currently facing.
The Netroots Nation Conference which will run Thursday, June 7th – Sunday June 10th and will include over 70 panels, 30 training sessions, inspiring keynotes, film screenings and other sessions designed to educate, stimulate and inspire the nation’s next generation of progressive leaders and provide major networking oppurtunites. Speakers this year include Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Van Jones, Elizabeth Warren, Paul Krugman, and Ben Jealous of the NAACP.
I will be covering it all here with no holds barred commentary, posts and videos here on Back2Stonewall.com and you could also follow me live on Twitter as it happens @Back2Stonewall and/or follow the hashtag #NN12LGBT
But never fear!
Brett, Zak, Peter, and handsome Roy Mckenzie will still be posting the latest in LGBT news, media, and humpy woofy men in my absence!
So keep checking in!