Greater Palm Springs Pride will host an annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations in the western United States and Mexico in January, Palm Springs Pride recently announced.
The annual Consolidated Association of Pride conference is slated for Jan. 24-27, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Suites in Palm Springs.
The event includes seminars and panel discussions on bullying, aging, social change, event management, grassroots engagement and other topics.
The Consolidated Association of Pride includes groups from California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Texas and Mexico, Greater Palm Springs Pride president Ron deHarte said.
“Participants organize civil rights programs and events that directly touch an estimated five million people annually,” deHarte said.
The conference will bring an estimated 125 delegates from 25 to 30 “pride” organizations to Palm Springs. Attendees will include event organizers, activists, members of student and corporate diversity committees and corporations and public agencies, deHarte said. Palm Springs hosted the conference in 2002.
“We are honored our city can play host to this four-day conference for learning and collaboration on issues related to the LGBT equal rights movement,” said Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet.
Greater Palm Springs Pride promotes the “public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and … the history, diversity and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBT community.”
For more information on the conference, contact Greater Palm Springs Pride at 760-416-8711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.