Well, for some reason I’m getting back to Pennsylvania tonight via one of the only flights still going to Washington, DC. I feel really bad for some of my colleagues who will be stuck in Dallas perhaps as late as Tuesday. For now, I’m reprising my post-from-the-airport as I leave the National Conference on LGBT Equality.
The trick about Creating Change is that it truly is a refreshing experience, but the challenge isn’t just to ride that fresh energy, but to utilize it. Yes, there is the withdrawal of saying farewell to a queer space and going back to the world of heterosexual privilege. But there is also the thrill of knowing that you have a ton of new information and skills to channel into important advocacy work. We go to Creating Change to learn and connect so that we truly can spend the next year creating change.
My “liveblogging” of the conference will continue this week as I continue to share many of the sessions I attended, as well as a new nine-profile Faces For Equality collection I’ll roll out over the next few weeks. I met some amazing people and reconnected with many others. I hope to share as much of this experience with you, my reader, as I can. So many of us have that passion for making a difference in the world through queer advocacy, and the more we share and learn from each other, the better.
Stay tuned for a whole lot more coverage from the Creating Change 2010 conference as well as more of the regular ZFb coverage you can expect!