First Salon LGBTQ online media conference comes to Atlanta this weekend

 

What role does social media play in the lives of LGBTQ people? Good question.

Salon LGBTQ, an inclusive social media conference, opens Friday in Atlanta with a welcome reception at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, with plans to try to shed some light on how LGBTQ people and writers and bloggers and business owners can best use social media to advance their causes.

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PFLAG conference works to unite LGBT allies across Ga.

The Atlanta chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) will host the “Leading with Love” Conference Saturday, April 20. The conference is a meeting of leaders and members from PFLAG chapters across the state that will feature guest speakers, seminars and tips for creating local chapters of the LGBT support group.

Conal Charles, co-president of the Atlanta PFLAG chapter, told GA Voice the upcoming conference will give attendees the chance to network with other allies for equality while giving them the tools necessary to start their own LGBT supportive groups.

“We only do this once every three years,” Charles said. “You won’t get this information anywhere else. These are the experts in their fields. Everything you need in a box.”

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Exodus International president to speak in Atlanta on ‘Overcoming the Stigma’ of homosexuality

Exodus International President Alan Chambers

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, will be in Atlanta Saturday for the “Beyond Pain to Wholeness: Overcoming the Stigma” conference hosted by Healing of the Heart Ministries.

The conference is being hosted at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Ga., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will focus on a range of topics from sexual abuse to homosexuality.

Chambers, who is the conference's luncheon keynote speaker, has been the head of Exodus International since 2001. Exodus is a Christian-rooted organization “offering a biblical message about same-sex attraction,” according to its website.