This weekend, a group of top LGBT bloggers and journalists from across the country are converging on Washington, D.C. for this year's LGBT Media Journalists Convening, sponsored by the Haas, Jr. Fund and hosted by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.
It's the first year I'll be attending -- representing The Bilerico Project, of course -- and I'm so excited! (And if you notice a few less posts here on the site this weekend, now you'll know why.)
The full list of attendees is after the jump.
We've got a full schedule of events, starting with a keynote speech tonight from MSNBC journalist and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, host of Andrea Mitchell Reports. Tomorrow begins with a White House tour before breakfast, followed by panels on everything from debunking anti-LGBT attacks to increasing diversity in queer journalism.
Then tomorrow evening at 9:30 p.m. we'll have a public hangout/meetup at the Green Lantern, in Thomas Circle. If you're in, around, or visiting the D.C. area this weekend, come down and hang out with your favorite LGBT bloggers and reporters from around the country. We'd love to meet you! To see who's going and to RSVP on Facebook, click here.
If you'd like to follow along with the convening, watch the official Facebook page and follow the #LGBTMedia14 hashtag on Twitter. I'm sure we'll all be tweeting like mad, and we'd love to have your virtual participation as well.
Hope to see you online and meet you in person on Saturday!