Call for proposals

In Our Own Voices seeks
LGBT organizations. proposals for active & engaging workshops and/or panels.


The purpose of the Unity through Diversity National Conference is to lift up the voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC), while promoting social justice, healthy sexuality, violence-free living, social activism and safe spaces. In Our Own Voices seeks proposals for active and engaging workshops and/or panels that address these topics. Culturally specific organizations are encouraged to apply!

Proposal Selection Criteria

Proposals to be considered for presentation at the National LGBT People of Color Health Conference must be submitted on the attached Proposal Submission Form. In accordance with the following guidelines. Proposals are submitted to: Handwritten proposals will not be accepted.

The Conference consists of three tracks

  • Education and Capacity Building
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Wellness and Treatment


Each proposal must be related to one specific track. Please indicate whether the proposal is for a panel presentation or workshop. The proposal cannot include both.

Populations & Issues

  • Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Lesbians and Women who have Sex with Women (WSW)
  • Gay Men and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
  • Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People (TGNC)
  • Anti-Violence
  • Substance Use
  • Spirituality
  • Immigrants
  • Older Populations
  • Families
  • COVID and LGBT Community
  • Sex Positive
  • Sexual Health in the Spectrum
  • Non Binary Community
  • Differently Able
  • Social Justice
  • Activism and Advocacy
  • Radical Self Care
  • Indigenous and Tribal Communities
  • Asian Communities

Proposals should answer or address any one or more of the following questions:

  1. What trends are emerging in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Gender Non-Conforming people of color (LGBT POC) communities?
  2. What innovations have been applied to work with LGBTGNC POC?
  3. What lessons can be shared with providers and researchers?
  4. How has your project, research, or initiative yielded measurable improved health outcomes for LGBTGNC POC?
  5. What are the successes and challenges of partnerships between academic institutions, community agencies, medical centers, and other institutions?
  6. What advocacy models have worked in LGBTGNC POC communities?

Workshop Presentations

The workshops are designed to serve as a 60-minute information-sharing and skills-building sessions. Each workshop will be limited to not more than three presenters. A panel can be submitted as a workshop as long as there is at least 10 minutes dedicated to an audience Q&A (Questions and Answers) section. Please indicate how your presentation will enhance knowledge and increase skills in the following areas: planning; development and implementation; evaluation; and/or political advocacy. Spanish-language workshops from native speaking presenters will be accepted for review.

Workshop Proposal Application Guidelines

  • Faxed proposal
  • Sales pitch for products or services
  • Non-relevant to LGBT POC health and related services
  • Proposals received after October 15th, 2021

Checklist of Proposal Requirements

Please utilize the checklist below as you work through the Proposal Submission process to ensure that you are properly following all guidelines.


  • Proposal is being submitted on the Proposal Submission Form.
  • Proposal addresses all required components as described in the guidelines.
  • Proposal is between 150-200 words.
  • All co-authors are listed and aware that their names appear on this proposal.

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