“Living Out Loud: The Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation”

Deadline: June 1, 2024

The 18th Annual Black New England Conference will highlight the history of Black LGBTQ trailblazers and their contributions to American history, explore evolving cultural norms, gender roles and presentation, depiction in popular culture, and finally emerging movements. The conference will offer a forward-looking perspective, envisioning potential future trends and possibilities for greater inclusivity, equity, and social change. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire will celebrate success stories of both individuals and institutions that serve as beacons of hope for current generations to authentically live out their identities.

The three facilitated panel discussions will explore themes of:

  • Black Queer History is America‚Äôs History: History of Black LGBTQ trailblazers and their contributions to American history, and How Black Queer culture shaped history
  • Culture: gender roles and presentation; the depictions and influence of queer culture on dress language and art, activism; health disparities and mental health; and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: Centering Black Queerness in the Fight for Equality
  • Moving Forward: Trends for the Future including gender nonconformity, social media, media and beyond

BHTNH invites abstracts for a 10-minute presentation. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and should be submitted along with a brief biography to no later than June 1, 2024.

Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than July 26, 2024.