I got into the Task Force's Creating Change conference yesterday afternoon and I went straight to GLAAD's New Media Institute to participate in a panel discussion about how not-for-profits can work together with bloggers. Former Bilerico contributor Michael Crawford, now the Director of Online Programs for Freedom To Marry; Vincent Villano, Communications Director for the National Center for Transgender Equality; and Think Progress' Zack Ford were also on the panel.
After the session we met up with one of our best friends, Becky Dansky (we met at Creating Change Denver and have been fast friends ever since), and contributor John Becker for dinner then dashed off to a reception hosted by Change.org. Getting there was like going back to your queer reunion. There were so many friends, colleagues, and contributors there that I doubt I could list them all without forgetting someone.
We followed that up with a stop by the hotel bar where the opening reception for the Task Force was in full swing. I caught up with former contributor Toni D'orsay, snuggled up with Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies for a bit, had a quick chat with contributor Matt Foreman, and snuck out for a smoke with the Task Force's Sue Hyde - the guru behind making Creating Change run smoothly.
If you'd like to follow along with the conference on Twitter, everyone is using the hashtag #cc12 and with thousands of LGBT activists here, you know the tweets are flying fast.
I'll be bouncing around the conference doing video interviews most of today and posts will be slightly slower going up this afternoon. I'll check back in soon and see how y'all are doing.