Equality North Carolina is gearing up for its annual conference and gala, hosted on Nov. 12 again this year in Greensboro. They’ve now opened up the process to submit workshop proposals.

The deets…

This year, the conference focus is on LGBT activism! We’re seeking workshops designed to equip participants with the skills they need to work strategically and effectively for positive policy change in our state. As the leader for LGBT rights in the South, North Carolina is continually under attack from anti-LGBT organizations and individuals who want to move us backwards in the fight for equality. The 2011 Equality Conference will serve to “rally the troops,” educate participants on current policy issues, and contribute to the movement by promoting the best practices in grassroots organizing. Workshops tailored to audiences from across the activist spectrum are encouraged, from those who are brand new to LGBT rights to those who have been in the movement for decades.

You can download the request for proposals form at Equality NC’s website. All proposals are due by Friday, Aug. 19.