I'm a lifetime NAACP Member, Are You?

Last night’s biggest think piece here at Creating Change came late… I was hanging out with friends and Andres ducked out then returned with a new buddy to add to the mix. I ask the new man what he does for work, joy or fun and he says he works at NAACP. I jokingly sayContinue reading “I'm a lifetime NAACP Member, Are You?”

I'm a lifetime NAACP Member, Are You?

Last night’s biggest think piece here at Creating Change came late… I was hanging out with friends and Andres ducked out then returned with a new buddy to add to the mix. I ask the new man what he does for work, joy or fun and he says he works at NAACP. I jokingly sayContinue reading “I'm a lifetime NAACP Member, Are You?”

Bisexual/Pansexual/Fluid Organizing Institute

At least 65 people gathered on Thursday, February 4th, 2010 to attend the first ever bisexual/pansexual/fluid/queer sexual organizing institute at Creating Change.  We spent the first part of the day brainstorming about the things we need and want in terms of Bi/queer inclusion in the Lesbian and Gay communities.  For as often as we writeContinue reading “Bisexual/Pansexual/Fluid Organizing Institute”

Filming of "Two Spirits"

I had the opportunity to check out the screening of “Two Spirits” @ Creating Change.  For respect of the film and presentors – we have been asked to not post any blogs, comments or tweets about the film.  It is currently being filmed at Film Festivals across the country including London.  My personal opinion was itContinue reading “Filming of "Two Spirits"”

Personal Rules for the Creating Change Conference

At dinner the other night a good friend and mentor of mine said “When you come to Creating Change you can leave either so exhausted from a weekend of packing learning and networking into every minute that you go home and veg out for a month, or you can leave energized and ready to goContinue reading “Personal Rules for the Creating Change Conference”

Welcome to Creating Change!

Let’s get this party started! This is my second year at Creating Change, a fantastic conference the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force organizes each year. I’m really excited to be here working with the LGBT Tobacco Network! We’re here to learn, network & build a better movment– and 2010 is going to be aContinue reading “Welcome to Creating Change!”

after lunch plenary session

Enjoyed a great lunch with Toni (from PHX) and her colleagues.  It was interesting to sit in on their meeting as they discussed ideas and  suggestions for their blog.  I mentioned I was doing some blogging for the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network.  It was great to get some great suggestions about blogging.  As IContinue reading “after lunch plenary session”

Another great day in cold-rainy Dallas!!!

After running to CVS in the cold rain the morning of February 3rd, I attended another day-long institute titled Health Care for All: Health as a Tool for Social & Economic Justice to network and improve on my health advocacy skills.  I was not disappointed in many respects.  One of the many activities was to learn and understandContinue reading “Another great day in cold-rainy Dallas!!!”

A Gay Librarian from Puerto Rico in Dallas, Texas trying to Create Change

I arrived to Dallas in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 2 sponsored by the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network to participate with 2,000 other LGBT folks in this invigorating conference.  Coming to 50 degree weather was not necessarily the best environment for a Puerto Rican that lives just three blocks from the beach, but this isContinue reading “A Gay Librarian from Puerto Rico in Dallas, Texas trying to Create Change”