HRC, HBCU summitThe deadline to apply for HRC's 2013 HBCU Leadership and Career Summit is rapidly approaching.

The summit is a four-day intensive summit that brings together LGBT student leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country to help them build skills and connections to better advocate for LGBT equality and other social justice issues on their campus and in their community. The 2013 summit will be held November 2-5 at HRC headquarters in Washington, DC. Travel to and from DC, lodging and food are provided to accepted participants.

The deadline to apply is September 30. Don't wait. Click here to apply for this unique and empowering summit today!

trinice mcnally, HBCU leadership summit 2012The following post comes from Trinice McNally, Bethune-Cookman University graduate student and HRC HBCU Leadership Summit 2012 alum:

As I take time to think about the summit and the impact it made on me, I would truly say the experience is unforgettable. From the very start you are faced with an opportunity to grow, to be challenged, to learn. Since the summit last year, I have never been the same; it gave me an opportunity to dig deeper and remember what my purpose is and how to nourish it.

The people I met from the White House, to Spelman alumni, gay black clergy, as well extreme ally supporters changed my life forever. I was able to bring all that I had learned back to my institution as a social agent for change on a mission.

As an emerging leader, it was overwhelming to be around peers I had never met who shared my same interests. It’s almost as if it was divine purpose to come in contact with the people I met. The workshops were intense, and there was never dull moment. The friendships I built are unbreakable, and if I could I go back every year it would be a blessing. It was truly an honor to be selected for the 2012 HRC HBCU summit: unforgettable, unexplainable, you NEED to be there.

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