Monday, March 2, 2015

#ThisIsLuv - Multimedia Campaign

Hey BlaqOUT Conference,

I wanted to share with you some resources for those who work with and/or support LGBTQ communities of color. This month, Darnell Moore and Wade Davis launched an exciting multimedia campaign called #ThisIsLuv, designed to highlight stories and images of acceptance and love for LGBTQ people in black communities. The campaign stretches across Ebony, Tumblr and the Huffington Post.

Some of the writings include:

"How My Dad Became a Queer Black Feminist" by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

"They Loved Me as a Daughter, They Love Me as a Son" by Tiq Milan.

"A Black Bisexual Manifesto" by Crystal Fleming.

Finally, here's a link to a HuffPostLive conversation with some of the people involved in the campaign!

In solidarity,
BlaqOUT Planning Committee

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Workshop Proposal ~ New Extended Deadline!

Submit a program proposal by Friday, March 6, 2015 (New Extended Deadline!). You will be notified by email if your program has been accepted by March 14.

All presenters, including co-presenters, must also apply to attend BlaqOUT and self-identify as Black/African American or of African descent; and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum.

Please note that all rooms will include a white board, dry erase markers, and a projector. However, you must provide your own laptop. If you are using a Mac, please provide your own adapter for projector use. Internet access will be available for presenters.

Presenter Responsibilities:
  • Lead presenter should communicate conference updates to co-presenters.
  • Presenters are responsible for any copying costs incurred.
  • Presenters are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

We especially encourage you to propose programs that are interactive, create dialogue, or are action-oriented.

Please note your workshop proposal is not complete until you and any co-presenters also apply to attend BlaqOUT.

  • Proposal submission: Friday, March 6, 2015 (New Extended Deadline!)
  • Proposal acceptance notification: by March 14
  • Registration payment (if accepted to attend): April 3

CLICK HERE to fill out the Workshop Proposal Form!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

We are now on Instagram and Twitter!


Follow us and tag a friend!

Don't forget to use the hashtag


By @lavernecox "Thanks #UCR for the trio of shirts from the @lgbtrcucr resource center #GammaRhoLambda and #BlaqOUTconference. Thanks everyone for turning out in force tonight and asking such insightful questions. You raise me up! #oitnb #girlslikeus #TransIsBeautiful #transexcellence#blackexcellence" via @PhotoRepost_app via @toi007

"Apply to Attend" or "Submit a Workshop"

The links are up to apply to attend or submit a workshop for the Second BlaqOUT Conference on April 10-11, 2015 @ University of California, Riverside.

The workshop proposal form is open: 
Submit a program proposal by Friday, February 20, 2015. You will be notified by email if your program has been accepted by March 14.

The general application to attend is open:
We encourage people to apply early, because of limited space and to give you time to arrange travel and registration fee payment. We will review applications weekly and provide rolling notification regarding your application.