(Visalia, CA, July 14, 2016)–The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will host the 12th LGBTQ #RuralPride Summit at the Visalia Convention Center on July 21st. Co-hosted by the True Colors Fund, this free event will feature panels and workshops addressing challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals who live and work in Central California.

LGBTQ people live in every town across the country, but those in rural communities often face unique obstacles. Launched in 2014, the LGBTQ #RuralPride Summit Series offers a platform for rural LGBTQ Americans, advocates, federal agencies, and nonprofits to address the specific needs of rural communities, and discuss federal initiatives that aim to increase access to opportunities for LGBTQ adults, youth, and their families. By working together, we can ensure all rural Americans have access to the resources they need to thrive.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
9:30 AM – 5 PM PT

Visalia Convention Center
303 E. Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA

This event is free to the public, but registration is limited.