Since 1988, LGBTQ activists around the country have gathered for the annual Creating Change conference, hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force. This year, on the 30th anniversary of the conference, more than 3000 people met in Washington, D.C. for five days of meetings, workshops, plenaries and social gatherings focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community. For many, Creating Change is a place to find community, to be surrounded by like-minded people and to socialize and organize. Strategies for resisting the Trump Administration’s overall anti-LGBTQ agenda was a theme throughout, with emphasis on LGBTQ discrimination, the renewed push around religious freedom, and attacks facing the immigrant community and transgender people.
We interviewed ten queer and trans activists of color attending the conference to learn what their priorities are in this political time.