The 2014 Louisiana Queer Conference was held on March 22, 2014 at Louisiana State University. Over 200 students, community members, and activists from across Louisiana and neighboring states joined us as we networked, built leadership skills, and learned more about the community through workshops. Community leaders active in organizations such as Louisiana Trans Advocates, Equality Louisiana, Capital City Alliance, Equality for HER, and the LSU Student Government spoke started a discussion about the LGBTQ movement in Louisiana. Many workshops were presented by community members, students, and faculty. A variety of topics were presented, such as sexual health, panels, transgender inclusion, being a good LGBTQ ally, activism at the university level, queer porn, faith and LGBTQ identities, and the intersection of race and homophobia.
The keynote speaker for LAQC2014 was Sara Munshi. Sarah Munshi is a Policy Associate for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a non-profit working to create a safe and supportive school climate for all children at the federal, state, and local level. Sarah holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas, as well as a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Sarah previously worked at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), providing research and training in the Committees of Education and Law, Justice, & Ethics to improve the effectiveness of African American state legislators across the states. She’s also worked as staffer on Capitol Hill for Congressman Gregory Meeks, where she handled a legislative portfolio consisting of education and international affairs.
Queer Prom for the 4th Annual LAQC was Gay Disney themed.
Coordinator: Michael Beyer
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