This weekend the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association will be holding its 4th Annual LGBT editors, bloggers, and reporters convening in Philadelphia, PA. The event hosted by Bilerico Project founder and NLGJA Board Member Bill Browning and co-hosted by Matt Foreman, Program Director of the Haas, Jr. Fund will bring together some of the most prominent bloggers and members of the LGBT press from around the country to discuss current prominant LGBT issues from both here at home and on the international front including ENDA, immigration, and the current problems facing LGBT seniors in America today.
Said Bil Browning:
I’m excited to bring the 2013 LGBT Media Journalists Convening to Philadelphia this year. The city has really rolled out the red carpet and thanks to the generosity of companies like Comcast and the Philadelphia tourism bureau, we’re able to bring in almost twice as many attendees as normal. As we tackle this year’s topic of “coalition building,” we’re bringing our most diverse group yet to the convening to learn how LGBT journalists can cover and interweave common themes from social justice struggles into their every day reporting.”
Prominent LGBT speakers this year include Cleve Jones American AIDS and LGBT rights activist, anti-war and gay rights advocate David Mixner, Mark Bromley (Council for Global Equality) , Robert Espinoza (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Seniors), Lavi Soloway (The DOMA Project), Shuya Ohno (National Immigration Forum), Shane Larson (Communications Workers of America) & Lauree Hayden (Service Employees International Union) and Allyson Robinson (Outserve-SLDN) & Mara Keisling (National Center for Transgender Equality)
This year Back2Stonewall.com will be part of the event covering it live from Philly both on this blog and live tweeting under the Twitter hashtag #LGBTmedia13 and under the hashtag #TeamMinion
I hope you’ll check em out.