On Saturday, March 12, I was among the 32-40 who attended the 2nd annual convening of LGBT journalists, editors and bloggers in San Francisco, sponsored by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. We packed into a conference room at the Haas headquarters on Sansome Street to hear an update on immigration reform, and extraordinary presentations from Ann Haas on LGBT Youth and Suicide Prevention; Carl Siciliano and Ksen Pallegedara on LGBT Youth Homelessness and the Ali Forney Center; Shannon Minter on the status of Prop 8 and DOMA cases; Caitlin Ryanon her powerful work with the Family Acceptance Project; and Jason Cianciotto on LGBT Youth in America’s schools. Here’s a group shot courtesy of Tracy Baim, publisher of The Windy City Times and editor of Obama and the Gays, to which I contributed.
I will be on IMRU tonight discussing the convening and President Obama’s historic Anti-Bullying Conference. I am also working on posts for LGBT POV and a piece for Frontiers In LA. Meanwhile, here are some shots you might enjoy.
In this photo: Michael Rogers (photos), Eden James (photos), Phil Reese (photos), Andrés Duque, Karen Ocamb, Jeremy Hooper (photos), Jean Albright, Matt Baume, David Stern, Shuan Knittel, Tracy Baim (photos), Ksen Pallegedara, Zack Ford (kneeling), Joe Mirabella (photos), Carl Siciliano, Chris Geidner, Rod McCullom (photos), Daniel Villarreal (kneeling), Adam Bink (photos), Chris Johnson (photos), Ed Kennedy, Jerame Davis (photos), Caitlin Ryan, Jason Cianciotto (kneeling), Bil Browning (photos), Jos Truitt, Rex Wockner (photos), Elizbeth Plata, Matt Comer, Erik Resnick, Shannon Minter, Sunni Brydum (photos), Andrew Belonsky (photos), Joe Jervis (kneeling)(photos), Cynthia Laird (photos), Michael Jones (photos), Liza Sabater, Ann Haas, Mauricio Rodriguez, Ed Plata.