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The Future of LGBTQ Leadership in America’s Cities

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
November 18, 2017

For decades America’s cities have been at the forefront of advancing equality, passing equal rights ordinances, outlawing discrimination, and extending benefits for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) residents. From North Carolina’s HB2 and the “repeal” bill that followed to Texas’ SB6 and the repeal of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, there has been no shortage of recent activity around LGBTQ rights. What approach should LGBTQ elected officials and allies take to continue advancing equality in this political climate? Hear from LGBTQ elected officials working to protect LGBTQ residents from discrimination. Plus, learn about the Victory Institute’s work to identify, recruit, and train the next generation of LGBTQ leadership at the local, state, and federal level.

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