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OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit


Sixth Annual OUT on the Hill
Black LGBT Leadership Summit
A Focus on the Health and Wellness of Our Community
September 16-20, 2015 | Washington, DC


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is honored to host the 6th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 16-20, 2015. OOTH2015 is a unique and important convening that brings together hundreds of the nation's leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning.


OOTH2015 efforts will be deeply-rooted in uplifting the needs of the Black LGBT community to better understand where our community fits in current national dialogues, including: the impact of the Affordable Care Act; the advances made in the LGBT-equality movement; and the new social justice movement—#BlackLivesMatter. The conference theme, We Are Family: Building Stronger Roots Together, calls to action the Black family construct in addressing health and wellness issues through four key summit tracks: health care (e.g., physical, mental, emotional, behavioral); economics (e.g., financial health, economic justice, employment security, housing, livable wage, entrepreneurship); spirituality (e.g., faith, religion, wholeness, purpose); and social justice (e.g., criminal justice, education, racial profiling, voting rights). OOTH2015 will provide plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and other programmatic efforts to raise awareness and take action on issues impacting the Black LGBT population.

OOTH2015 activities will include the opportunity to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC). Join thousands of African American policy makers, key influencers, organizers and concerned citizens in our nation’s capital to advocate for an African American agenda inclusive of Black LGBT people.


OOTH2015 registration is open! Take advantage of the early registration rates and other opportunities through August 31!



NBJC is organizing a robust agenda of groundbreaking events for OOTH2015, with topics covering HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, health disparities, economic empowerment, faith and religion, social justice and community engagement impacting the lives of Black LGBT people. To broaden the program and make it as comprehensive as possible, NBJC hosted a Call for Abstracts to incorporate sessions that empower, educate and enhance the knowledge base of OOTH2015 participants.

The Call for Abstracts ended on July 10, 2015. We thank all our contributors and look forward to amazing workshop sessions.



Interested in becoming an official sponsor of OOTH2015? For this year’s programmatic efforts at OOTH2015, NBJC has sponsorship opportunities for corporations, partner organizations and other entities interested in the Black LGBT population and allied communities, and the health and wellness needs of the Black community--with a specific focus on Black LGBT people. Sponsorship opportunities includes: exhibitor showcase; sponsored registrations; issue-specific workshops; visibility and recognition in online and print material; and more. This is a prime opportunity to engage existing leaders working to build an equity and justice movement that prioritizes Black LBGT people, while equipping grassroots advocates with important tools and resources.

For more information on how to become an official sponsor or partner organization of OOTH2015, contact Venton Jones, NBJC’s Events & Operations Manager, at



Interested in sponsoring an Emerging Leader to attend OOTH2015? As a key component of its ongoing commitment to the next generation of leadership, NBJC has developed a targeted outreach program to Black LGBT activists, ages 18-30, through its Emerging Leaders Initiative. This effort provides a platform for young rising stars to address the concerns of their generation and share best practices for outreach to their community. If you are interested in sponsoring an Emerging Leader by covering their travel, lodging and/or registration, please contact Isaiah Wilson, NBJC’a External Affairs Manager, at

It is time to Build Stronger Roots Together & OWN OUR POWER!