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 WhiteHouse.gov under the African American History Month Weekly Wrap-up!
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: