Equality Michigan Hosts White House Summit on LGBT Issues

DEARBORN - Equality Michigan will host a White House Summit on LGBT Issues April 21 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.

This high-profile event, targeted for industry, opinion and community leaders, will discuss LGBT school policies, access to healthcare for trans Michiganders and access to capital for LGBT-owned small businesses.

The LGBT Summit will include a panel of federal administrators from the offices of Heath and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration and the White House Liaison to the LGBT Community with state officials from the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Human Services and activists, industry leaders and academics.

The keynote address will be delivered by Catherine Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. Lhamon is expected to speak towards the current treatment of LGBT youth in schools and to reiterate the Obama Administration's clear stance on ensuring that LGB and especially trans youth have a right to full access to education without discrimination.

The White House Summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with a reception beginning at 4 p.m. Space is limited to 150 participants. To register for the event, go to http://bit.ly/238L59M.

University of Michigan-Dearborn campus is located at 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn.

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