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National LGBT Creating Change Conference comes to Atlanta

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The Creating Change Conference, billed as the “nation's pre-eminent political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBT social justice movement,” comes to Atlanta in January to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The massive event is sponsored by the National Lesbian & Gay Task Force.

Michael Shutt, a member of the host committee and the director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Emory University, said now is the time for Creating Change to come to the Southeast.

“The conference has not been in Atlanta since 2000 and so much has changed in the city and the region. This is an opportunity to bring many communities together to learn, engage in skills building, and network,” he said.

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Emory University celebrates 20 years of LGBT activism, inclusion

Atlanta's Emory University hosts its 20th Emory Pride celebration tonight, honoring students, faculty and staff who helped make the school a national leader for LGBT equality.

Tonight's event marks two decades since the first Emory Pride celebration, which was held in March 1993 to commemorate the anniversary of student protests that spurred the university to greater commitment and inclusion for LGBT people.