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Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Rocked the (White) House

On February 21, over 200 Black LGBT youth took our nation's capital by storm for the annual Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day. NBJC was proud to convene such a dynamic group of inspiring and insightful change-makers as well as partner with the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.  The event was highlighted on under the African American History Month Weekly Wrap-up!

Attendees talk about the Emerging Leaders White House event

Attendees talk about the Emerging Leaders Day

at the White House

"As a gay man of color, the Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day allowed me to emerge to new heights," says Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day attendee Mark Travis Rivera. "It was empowering to sit in a room with fellow people of color who identified as a part of the LGBTQA spectrum, people who were passionate about politics and the issues revolving the LGBTQA movement–issues of racism, classism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, and the complexities that stem from being a multi-minority." Others tweeted their testimonies with the hashtag#WHBlackLGBT:

View photos from the event here!

An Emerging Leaders donor shares her thoughts

An Emerging Leaders donor shares her thoughts



Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day was just a preview of what's to come at NBJC's 4th annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit, September 18-22, 2013.


OUT on the Hill will grant you more direct access and engagement with elected officials and policymakers. For instance, during the OUT on the Hill Issue Advocacy Day, delegates will learn how to effectively educate around legislation affecting Black LGBT communities and will have an opportunity to meet with their members of Congress. 


OUT on the Hill attendees will participate in sessions of empowerment and will have opportunities to network and collaborate, one-on-one, with other Black LGBT leaders and stakeholders. 


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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.