What Next After Marriage?


After winning the right to marry the people we love, what challenges are next for our community?

Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) has partnered with Pride At Work to sponsor a conference designed to offer LGBTQ activists and volunteers a menu of new areas of activism, now that marriage equality is the law. The conference will bring together LGBTQ, labor, and allied organizations, and will feature presentations, lit tables and displays, and opportunities to discuss our future.

Invited organizations: Allyship, Asian Pacific Islander American Labor Alliance (APALA), A Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), Entre Hermanos, Gay City Health Project, Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), IAM 751 (Boeing machinists), IATSE 15 (Stagehands Union), Equal Rights Washington (ERW), Ingersoll Gender Center, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Lifelong AIDS Alliance , Pride ASIA, Pride Foundation, SPEEA (Boeing engineers), Seattle Counseling Service (SCS), UFCW 21, UNITE HERE 8, People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), and the Gender Justice League.


6:00 p.m. Doors/Meet-and-Greet
6:30 p.m. Program begins. Intros, followed by welcoming speech by MLKCLC Executive Secretary Dave Freiboth
6:40 p.m. "Special Report" on Boeing negotiations from SPEEA.
6:45 p.m.: Panel presentations.

***Panel to include some or all of: Pride At Work, SOSea, Ingersoll, ERW, UNITE HERE, UFCW, Allyship, NAACP, Entre Hermanos, Pride ASIA.***

***The ideal number for the panel would be 4-6, and the initial presentations should be brief and to the point, so that we can maximize time for rank-and-file people to comment from the floor and discuss. Ideally each panelist will have one concrete action item or campaign to propose.***

7:15/7:30 p.m. Comments from the floor and discussion. Start time depends on how many panelists we feature.
7:15/7:30 p.m. Breakout group discussion. If we seat people at round tables, each table can form a discussion group.
8:15 p.m. Report-backs from breakout groups. People will be asked to report on what issues. projects, or actions their groups thought were particularly important.

The conference is co-sponsored by Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC).

The Seattle Gay News and The Seattle Lesbian are media sponsors for this event.
  • Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue, Hall 1, Seattle, WA (Belltown)
  • Thursday Jan 24, 2013
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