The National Black Justice Coalition
in conjunction with the
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Closets Are For Clothes
Being LGBT and POC in America National Briefing
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00am - 11:30am
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237
45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
Presented by Dr. Juan Battle, Professor of Sociology, Public Health, and Urban Education at the City University of New York, this briefing will unveil the compelling findings of the Social Justice Sexuality (SJS) Project, one of the largest national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

All too often, when we think about LGBT people of color it is from a perspective of pathology. In contrast, the SJS Project is designed and dedicated to describing a more dynamic experience. It's a knowledge-based study that investigates the sociopolitical experiences of this population around five themes: racial and sexual identity; spirituality and religion; mental and physical health; family formations and dynamics; and civic and community engagement.

Space is limited, so please RSVP at or reply to this email.

This pre-conference event is a part of the
OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit.
It is free and open to the public.