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An international conference at Emory University, March 27-29, 2014
The role of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in both race-based and sexuality-based civil rights movements is frequently rendered invisible as a result of prevailing national narratives that present (presumed white) LGBT communities and (presumed straight) Black communities as opposing forces. In recent years, however, an increasing number of scholars and activists have produced work seeking to make visible the vital points of intersection and contention among the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the LGBT equality movement, and Black LGBT communities. To build upon that work, Emory University is hosting the “Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights” conference, which will bring hundreds of scholars, activists, policy makers, writers, community leaders, and other stakeholders together to examine points of intersection and contention among the Civil Rights movement, the LGBT equality movement, and Black LGBT communities, and ways to advance a more comprehensive vision of justice.