Disability Justice Institute


There is no line between disabled activists and queer activists; we exist in both worlds. Ableism and inaccessibility keep queer disabled people out of organizing and out of queer spaces in general. Disabled queer people, especially BIPOC, have led queer and disability rights movements only to be left to the side when we’re inconvenient. Abled allies should attend to gain a better understanding of ableism in our community and how to make queer spaces accessible and welcoming, but above all else, it is a forum for disabled LGBTQIA+ folks to tell their stories and engage with one another on topics of racial justice, trans liberation, mental health stigma, access justice, pride, and more.

This is an opportunity to share our experiences and stories as queer disabled people.

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2020 Creating Change Conference convenes in Dallas, Texas January 15-19, 2020. Recognized for having one of the largest LGBTQ populations in the nation and the biggest in Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth is widely noted for being home to a thriving and diverse LGBTQ community.

Early Bird and Limited Income registrations are available now.

If you wish to apply for an Eric Rofes Scholarship, do not complete registration at this time. Applications are due Monday, November 18, 2019. You will be notified after Monday, December 9, 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a separate registration link at that time. If you are not awarded a scholarship, you will be invited to apply at a discounted rate. The Eric Rofes Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the life and work of gay activist and leader Eric Rofes, who died in 2006.

If you are not applying for an Eric Rofes Scholarship, please continue to registration below.

The two rates currently available are:

Early Bird Rate, available until October 31, 2019 at midnight Pacific Time: $390

(Beginning November 1, 2019, the regular registration rate is $550.00)

Limited Income: $175

The cost of pre-conference Day Long Institutes are:

Racial Justice Institute (RJI): $25

Thursday Day Long Institutes (DLI): $50