ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Campaign for Southern Equality hosts their annual LGBT* in the South Conference from April 17-18 at the Diane Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Sq.

Long-time civil rights and LGBT movement activist Mandy Carter will be the keynote speaker.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about how to better serve the LGBT community. Also, a plethora of workshops are available. Subjects cover such topics as the law, religion, media, culture, fundraising, trans inclusion, healthcare and much more.

Cost for the conference including fees is: full/$21.99, $74.49/N.C. attorney conference and $16.74 each/Friday and Saturday.

A full list of workshops, keynote speaker bio, travel and lodging information, as well as continuing legal education for N.C. attorneys credit requirements are available online.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.