Thursday, March 27, 2014

BECAUSE Conference 2014 Call for Submissions

BECAUSE 2014 Call for Submissions

BECAUSE Conference 2014 -

(Please spread widely!)
BECAUSE 2014 is now accepting workshop and presentation proposals through their online 

The theme is “A Community Gathering”, and we are ecstatic to have two of our community leaders as keynote speakers, ABilly S. Jones-Hennin and Mary Anne Mohanraj!

ABilly Jones-Henin and his partner Chris Jones-Hennin, Washington Post

We're looking for programming around themes of community & inclusiveness, leadership, family, education & research, and intersectionality, as well as basic and advanced programming about bisexual and transgender issues for folks in and new to our bi/pan/fluid/queer/unlabeled (bi+) and allied communities. If you have ideas for these and other engaging topics, please submit a proposal!

Mary Anne Mohanraj, Locus Magazine

BECAUSE 2014 is June 6-8 on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities Campus. It is being hosted by the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Programs Office

Keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, special guests, community meal times, and entertainment are all on the schedule, so please join us for an amazing weekend!

Registration for the conference can be accessed through the BECAUSE website or via this link:

If you have questions, please email

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at BECAUSE!

The BECAUSE Conference is the annual conference of the Bisexual Organizing Project, dedicated to building an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabelled (bi*) community in the United States. Allies are enthusiastically invited to participate in this fantastic experience! BECAUSE, which stands for "Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A Uniting Supportive Experience," is welcoming and inclusive of all people, including but not limited to people of all genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, sexes, relationship orientations, races, ethnicities, national origins, abilities, religions, sizes, political affiliations, and others. We embrace the many intersectionalities in the bi* community, and encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to join us for this eventful weekend.

BECAUSE attracts a variety of participants, including students, academics, researchers, professionals, and community leaders from throughout the nation to attend educational workshops, network, and enjoy building a more welcoming LGBTQIA community.


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