Unfinished Business:
The Atlantic LGBT Summit

December 10, 2015
Washington, D.C.

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The Atlantic's inaugural LGBT summit convened wide-ranging conversations on queer identity in America, at the end of a game-changing year in arenas from politics to pop culture. The Atlantic gathered policymakers, activists and leaders driving the news to discuss critical issues across the spectrum of LGBT communities.

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9:00 a.m.  Welcome Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, The Atlantic

9:05 a.m.  Unfinished Business: The Next Frontier

  • Aisha Moodie-Mills, President and CEO, Victory Fund
  • Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Brad Sears, Executive Director, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
  • with Steve Clemons, The Atlantic

9:35 a.m.  A Pioneer in Washington

  • Barney Frank, Former Congressman (D-MA)
  • with Molly Ball, The Atlantic

9:55 a.m.  Through the Lens

  • Bob Mondello, Arts Critic, NPR
  • With Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

10:15 a.m.  Single Lesbian, Seeking Child: A One-Woman Show

  • Staycee Chin, Writer and Performer, Motherstruck!
  • Cynthia Nixon, Director, Motherstruck!
  • with Steve Clemons

10:25 a.m.  What’s on the Minds of LGBT People?: Sponsor Content Segment Presented by Arcus Foundation

  • Doug Hattaway, CEO, Hattaway Communications, Inc.
  • Nicholle Manners, Director of Research, Hattaway Communications
  • with Bryan Simmons, Vice President of Communications, Arcus Foundation

10:40 a.m.  Young, Queer and Homeless

  • Ruby Corado, Founder and Executive Director, Casa Ruby
  • Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director, Stonewall Community Foundation
  • Cara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project
  • with Matt Thompson, The Atlantic

11:05 a.m.  Faces in the Crowd

  • iO Tillett Wright, Artist

11:20 a.m.  Identity in the Workplace

  • Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
  • with Gillian White, The Atlantic

11:40 a.m.  The Role of Congress

  • Tammy Baldwin, Senator (D-WI)
  • with Steve Clemons

12:00 p.m.  Becoming Nicole: One Family’s Story

  • Amy Ellis Nutt, Author, Becoming Nicole
  • Wayne Maines, Father
  • Nicole Maines, Daughter [via Skype]
  • with Mary Louise Kelly, The Atlantic        

12:25 p.m.  Lunch

1:15 p.m.  Power of the People

  • Hayden Mora, Founder and Principal, The Parallax Group
  • Yoruba Richen, Filmmaker and Director of the Documentary Program, CUNY
  • with Matt Thompson

1:35 p.m.  Coming Out in the Locker Room

  • Layshia Clarendon, WNBA Player, Indiana Fever
  • Dalton Maldonado, Basketball Player
  • with Cyd Zeigler,

1:55 p.m.  Uncovering Talent — A New Model of Inclusion: Sponsor Content Segment Presented by Deloitte

  • Scott Ballina, Senior Manager, Inclusion, Deloitte Services LP

2:05 p.m.  Civil Rights/Civil Liberties

  • Ryan Anderson, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • with Mary Louise Kelly

2:25 p.m.  The Modern Family

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
  • with Steve Clemons

2:40 p.m.  Seeking Asylum: A Refugee’s Story

  • Nicole Santamaría, Salvadoran Trans-identified Intersex Human Rights Activist Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
  • Cori Alonso-Yoder, Supervising Attorney, Whitman-Walker Health
  • with Scott Stossel, The Atlantic

3:00 p.m.  Teaching Tolerance: Sponsor Content Session Presented by AFT

  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

3:05 p.m.  Beyond Marriage

  • Theodore Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Kris Perry, Plaintiff, Hollingsworth v. Perry
  • Sandy Stier, Plaintiff, Hollingsworth v. Perry
  • with Emma Green, The Atlantic

3:25 p.m.  The Paradox of Progress

  • Andrew Sullivan, Author and Public Intellectual
  • with Steve Clemons

4:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks


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