LGBTA Dems Announce Castor, Crist, Fried as Summer Conference Speakers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2019
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE CRIST, AG COMMISSIONER NIKKI FRIED & TAMPA MAYOR JANE CASTOR TO ADDRESS SUMMER CONFERENCE
U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, State Rep. Jennifer Webb, FDP Executive Director Juan Penalosa, Other Elected Officials and Democratic Leaders Slated Throughout the Conference Weekend
Defining and Defending Our LGBTQ Future
July 19-21, Tampa
TAMPA – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist will deliver the Congressional Keynote Address at the Leadership Dinner of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus’ Summer Conference. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, the first openly-LGBTQ person to be elected to the office, will speak at the opening breakfast to kick off the Conference. Defining and Defending Our LGBTQ Future is July 19-21 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.
“This is a pivotal moment for Florida’s LGBTQ community. Despite the progress that has been made, we are up against Republican elected officials who are actively working to take away our rights. Democratic elected officials and activists are coming together from across Florida to organize and plan for the next phase in the fight for full LGBTQ equality,” said Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus.
The Summer Conference brings together more than 100 LGBTQ activists and allies from around Florida; federal, state and local elected officials; Democratic Party officials; and subject matter experts on a range of topics. A preliminary schedule follows and will be updated frequently.
Conference registration is $45 until July 19, when it rises to $50, and includes the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, and continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the conference day on Saturday. Register for the conference HERE. Tickets for the Leadership Dinner are $90 until July 19, when the price rises to $100. Purchase dinner tickets HERE.
Our conference hotel room rate is $149 and includes parking and wi-fi, and there are no resort fees. Reserve at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay HERE.