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Amplifying the voices of LGBTQ Southerners through Research

The LGBT Institute is pleased to host our second annual symposium presented by Delta Air Lines.

In collaboration with our research partner, Georgia State University, the symposium will explore the findings of the LGBT Institute Southern Survey and lessons learned. Attendees will also have the opportunity to develop future strategies for survey outreach and design.

This interactive symposium will be an ideal time for networking among academics and advocates, helping enhance coordination and communication to maximize impact.

The symposium will focus on the three main areas of the LGBT Institute's Southern Survey findings:

  • Education & Employment
  • Criminal Justice & Safety
  • Public Health & Wellness


  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 9:00am-10:30am – Registration / Breakfast
    • 10:30am-11:00am – Opening and Welcome
    • 11:00am-12:00pm – Survey Overview
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm – Networking / Lunch
    • 1:00pm-2:30pm – Education and Employment Results
    • 2:30pm-4:00pm – Criminal Justice and Safety Results
    • 4:00pm-4:30pm – Wrap-Up
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 9:00am-10:30am – Registration / Breakfast
    • 10:30am-11:00am – Recap and Housekeeping items
    • 11:00am-12:30 – Public Health and Wellness Results
    • 12:30pm-1:30pm – Networking / Lunch
    • 1:30pm-3:00pm – Lessons Learned and Next Steps
    • 3:00pm-3:30pm – Closing
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm – Networking

The symposium will take place over two days with all participants engaging in an on-going, interactive, working plenary session. Presentations will explore: the dynamics and systems operating in relation to the three focus areas of the survey results; the individuals and communities least likely to have access to needed resources and most vulnerable to harm; and determining ways to tell the stories of LGBTQ Southerners that have not been told.

Many of the conversations will also touch upon LGBTQIA experiences and issues in relation to gender identity, racial and economic justice, class, immigration and citizenship, age and aging, ability and disability, incarceration, and other categories and social concerns identified by the data.

We look forward to learning and connecting with you!

Tickets: $25 per person. A ticket grants you access to both days of the symposium, breakfast and lunch both days, and the opportunity to tour the Center for Civil and Human Rights. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please email: symposium@lgbtinstitute.org.

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