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White House LGBTQ Summit


I had the pleasure of attending a powerful gathering called the White House LGBTQ Summit in Dearborn, which brought together advocates and activists from all over the country.

Along with our keynote speaker, Catherine Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education and Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, the White House Liaison to the LGBT Community, we were joined by federal officials from Health & Human Services, Housing & Urban Development, the Small Business Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture. Thank you to the University of Michigan-Dearborn for co-sponsoring this event.

Sessions raised awareness about issues and events of interest to the LGBTQ community and our ongoing struggle for equal protections under the law.

Steph White, Executive Director of Equality Michigan addresses the crowd

Student advocates at the White House Summit


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