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Sep 18, 2014

Equality NC's National Parent Organization Chooses North Carolina for 18th Annual Conference

Equality Federation to Host 2015 Summer Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2014) – Equality NC, North Carolina statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, announced today that its national parent organization has officially selected the state of North Carolina for its 2015 summer conference.

The Equality Federation, a national alliance of organizations working for LGBT equality in every state, will host its 18th Annual Summer Meeting in downtown Charlotte, N.C., from July 22 to July 25, 2015, bringing LGBT movement leaders from all across the country to the Tar Heel State.

The annual conference is home to planning sessions from some of the national LGBT movement's greatest minds, caucus conversations that connect attendees across hundreds of organizations, and workshops geared toward helping state-level leaders achieve greater success in LGBT advocacy and activism. Equality NC will also lead an array of events designed to allow participants the chance to reconnect with one another while exploring The Queen City.

Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, and a newly-elected board member of the Equality Federation, expressed his excitement about North Carolina playing a major role in shaping this important annual event for state equality leaders from across the country.

“Hosting the Equality Federation’s 2015 Summer Meeting is an unprecedented opportunity for North Carolina’s LGBT activists to not only learn from national leaders in the pro-equality movement, but also to showcase the remarkable progress happening all across our great state,” said Sgro. “Without a doubt, acting as an epicenter for connecting and training the nation’s best LGBT advocates will leave North Carolina’s own statewide LGBT organization better equipped than ever to bring national lessons & successes home.”

The conference will be held at the Westin Charlotte (601 South College St. Charlotte, NC). Registration will be hosted online soon.

Interested parties are encouraged to mark their calendars for July 22 to July 25, 2015.

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