LGBT Congressional Staff Association Discussion

Congressional Black Associates & LGBT Congressional Staff Association in conjunction with FIRE Initiative of the Center for American Progress present:

Invisible Lives:
Conversations on the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of
Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Americans

Friday, June 22, 2012
Starting at 12:15p
Cannon Caucus Room 345

Please join us to participate in one or more of the following discussions:

Marriage Equality
Why is marriage equality important to the Black community?

Michael Crawford, Freedom to Marry
Danielle Moodie-Mills, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice at the Center for American Progress
Scott Simpson, Gumbinner & Davies Communications
Akosua Tyus, NAACP DC Branch President  

Moderated by: Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC Contributor/Washington Post Editorialist

Beyond Marriage
What current laws and policies hinder LGBT people and their families from receiving equal treatment?
Heather Sawyer, House Judiciary Committee
Stacey Long, National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce
Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy  
Aisha Moodie-Mills, FIRE initiative at Center for American Progress

Moderated by: Michael J. Brewer, Congressional Black Associates

Expanding the Dialogue
How do we build an affirming community for LGBT people of color?
Terra Moore, Center of Excellence for Transgender
Health’s National Advisory Board Member
Sharon Lettman-Hicks, National Black Justice Coalition
Pastor Delman Coates, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
Keli Goff, Author & Political Analyst

Moderated by: DorianWarren, Columbia University Professor

For more information, contact Isaiah Wilson at

You do not have to be an LGBT CSA member to attend. RSVP on Facebook:

Download the flyer here:

Invisible Lives Flyer (MS-Word)
Invisible Lives Flyer (PDF)