Thursday, February 13, 2014

BlaqOUT Conference now accepting applications & workshop proposals

Sy Simms & Toi Thibodeaux serve on the BlaqOUR planning committee.

The UCR LGBT Resource Center announces the Inaugural BlaqOUT Conference on April 18-19, 2014 @ University of California, Riverside.

We cordially invite all folks who 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 to apply to attend.

If you are an ally to our communities, we encourage you to attend the QPOC Conference on May 2-3, 2014 at San Diego State University. The QPOC Conference is open to all individuals. (

Through the BlaqOUT Conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify as Black/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals.

To submit a program proposal, click here:

All Program Proposals must be in by Friday, February 28, 2014. You will be notified by email if your program has been accepted by March 14, 2014. Your registration payment will be due by April 4, 2014. All presenters, including co-presenters, must also apply to attend BlaqOUT and self identify as Black/African American or of African Decent and on the LGBT Spectrum.

The application is now open; click here to apply by April 1st, 2014:

Once you have been selected for the BlaqOUT Conference you have until April 4, 2014 to pay registration fees or your spot will be given to another individual. Registration is $20 with a T-Shirt included in the registration fee. If you do not want a T-Shirt, Reduced Registration is $10.

Questions? Email or LGBT Resource Center Program Coordinator Toi Thibodeaux at or 951-827-2267.