Monday, February 20, 2012

White House to hold LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness

The White House LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness will be held in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, March 9th, and will feature remarks by Secretary for Housing & Urban Development, Shaun Donovan.  The conference will be hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Ruth Ellis Center.  Participants will receive important updates from senior administration officials and have the opportunity to learn about Federal government resources and opportunities through workshop sessions. 

The White House LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness is part of a series of conferences that will be held around the country specifically focused on LGBT Americans.  From February to June 2012, OPE will convene these White House LGBT Conferences to provide grassroots leaders, community organizers, advocates, students, and interested citizens an opportunity to hear directly from the Administration on our efforts to ensure health, well-being, security, justice, and equality for LGBT Americans. 

The first White House LGBT Conference, focused on Health issues, was held in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 16th.  Future Conferences will be held in other locations throughout the country and focus on topics including, but not limited to, Safe Schools & Communities, Seniors, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Youth & Families.

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