Intricate Identities Conference



The DC LGBTQA Student Conference: Intricate Identities will be held on November 12th at Gallaudet University. The Conference aims to foster community and provide opportunities for professional networking for students. The mission of the conference is to create a community space for interactive education, group and personal reflection, and research exchange on leadership, activism, and issues of student interest as they relate to the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as well as diversity, inclusion, and liberation.

Please register here to attend this free and open event!


11AM-12:15PM Registration and Brunch
12:15PM-1:15PM Opening and Keynote, Countess Clark Cooper
1:30PM-2:15PM Session 1
2:30PM-3:15PM Session 2
3:30PM-4:15PM Session 3
4:30PM-5:15PM Session 4
5:30PM-6:30/7 Closing Reception


Call for Papers (date has passed)

The conference committee is seeking session proposals from undergraduate and graduate students that indicate clearly how they can go beyond presentation or Q&A towards greater interactivity, such as small group work, pair discussions, and simulations or activities. Proposals should fit one or more of the conference themes (please see descriptions)
a)  Academics and Careers
b)  Advocacy and Empowerment
c)  Intersectionality and Identity

Intricate Identities welcomes and encourages LGBTQ+ and allied undergraduate and graduate students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, religious affiliations, and abilities and disabilities from across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region to attend and submit proposals. This call for proposals uses the acronym LGBTQ+ to indicate the plethora of disenfranchised sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer, and also the innumerable additional identities and statuses of sex/sexuality/gender variation such as femme, pansexual, two spirit, intersex, bi-gender, demiwoman, non-binary, asexual, and other identities.

Submit your proposal here

Printable Copy of the Call For Papers here

Proposals were due by Friday October 7th.


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