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White House to host LGBT summit at Tulane

November 23, 2016 4:00 AM
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Keith Brannon kbrannon@tulane.edu
  

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The White House will host a World AIDS Day LGBT Regional Summit at Tulane University on Dec. 1 featuring U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Dr. Vivek H. Murthy.

The event, which is cohosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Louisiana advocacy organization Forum For Equality, will feature senior federal policymakers and national advocates speaking on panels addressing topics such as supporting LGBTQ youth, HIV treatment and access to care, the future of nondiscrimination and issues of violence in the transgender community.

The summit, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Registration, which is required to attend, is available here.

The White House, in partnership with federal agencies and local LGBT organizations, has hosted regional LGBT summits around the country for several years. These provide an opportunity to highlight federal services available to the LGBT community, lift up the work of local LGBT activists and allies, and create a networking forum for advocates to connect and discuss ideas. Recent summits have been held in Phoenix, Detroit, St. Louis and others cities.

Visit the Forum For Equality blog for more information.