Join dot429 for the opening night of the third annual StraightTalk Conference 2012.
The weekend begins with an hour long casual panel conversation about Homophobia and LGBT Acceptance in the Athletic World from 4.00pm – 5.00pm.
+ Johnny Weir, three-time U.S. National Champion Figure Skater
+ Wade Davis, former American football player who recently came out and has spoken on what it was like to be closeted in the NFL
+ Hudson Taylor, prominent straight ally, LGBT rights activist and wrestling coach at Columbia University.
The panel is followed by a speech from 5.30pm to 6.00pm given by Zach Wahls, vocal LGBT ally, made famous by a video that went viral of Wahls giving a speech in an Iowa courtroom defending his family – which consists of himself, his sister, and their two mothers. The night will end in the opening reception cocktail party to be held at the Tribeca Grand. Open bar of Penfolds wine and cocktails, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, and will be hosted by prominent members of the LGBTA community.
Sponsored by Newfest, Voss Water, the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Partial proceeds to benefit a national charity.