Houston is hosting one of the biggest LGBT events in the country this month, the 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. The conference comes to the Hilton Americas-Houston, January 29-February 2, 2014.

Creating Change draws more than 3,500 LGBT organizers and activists from across the U.S. to build new skills and learn from their peers. The conference is run by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and this year will feature keynote actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox as its keynote speaker.

The multi-day program includes more than 350 workshops and training sessions, four plenary sessions, and many different networking opportunities. There will also be fun events inside and outside the conference for attendees.

Participants this year are likely to reflect on issues such as the recent string of state marriage equality victories, the federal agenda for equality, local initiatives to create safer schools, and legal equality for transgender members of the community. Seminars will also focus on building alliances with pro-LGBT allies and religious organizations.

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Also read more about the conference here from OutSmart and a separate interview with Laverne Cox.