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Openly LGBT elected and appointed officials and other public leaders from around the world gather annually at the International LGBT Leadership Conference to build connections, exchange ideas and developing their leadership skills.
This conference has seen remarkable growth since its inception in 1984. Then, about a dozen lawmakers gathered to discuss the unique challenges of serving as openly gay elected officials. Two years later a 24-year-old county supervisor from Wisconsin named Tammy Baldwin would attend this conference, eager to learn from this network of openly LGBT officials. Sen. Baldwin has now served more than a decade on Capitol Hill as a representative and senator, and today more than 1,000 openly LGBT elected and appointed officials are serving in offices around the world.
Our history tells us that when we come together, great things are possible. Participants have said this conference has helped them learn how to think creatively about critical issues that they deal with on a daily basis in their work. They leave able to more effectively craft policies and build coalitions to bring those policies to fruition. They learn from the experts, but also from one another.