As you book your flights to attend BlogHer '12 -- the most important conference of the year for women in social media -- plan to arrive early enough on Thursday to attend the official Welcome Parties! Queerosphere is right after the People's Party, and together these events make sure that you know you are home on the eve of the conference's opening day. You don't want to miss them!
All attendees are welcome, and you don't need to RSVP. You just need your conference pass or a party pass, and we'll be expecting you there! Queerosphere is a celebration of the fabulous LGBTQ blogosphere and all that it does to educate, inform and entertain while moving us towards acceptance and equal rights. You don't have to identify as queer or as a parent of an LGBTQ kid to attend, though--we are always excited to host many allies at our soiree. We'll be delighted to buy you a drink, welcome you to the grand conference and celebrate all that you are, whoever you are. We are in this together!
I'm thrilled to host Queerosphere in New York City again this year. Consider this: when we were last in New York together for BlogHer '10, it wasn't legal to perform gay marriages. But in June 2011 all of that changed when Governor Cuomo signed the Marriage Equality Act. Imagine all of the love that has been united in the year between last summer's signing and our 2012 party on August 2nd! New York, we'll be celebrating with you at Queerosphere this year!
So plan to come, toast your friends and all of the fabulousness in store for us at the conference, and celebrate all that is amazing about a diverse and vibrant blogosphere. Can't wait to see you there!
Learn more about all of the fantastic parties--I'm planning to attend each one, because the official parties are the BEST way to enjoy BlogHer!
[Many thanks to BlogHer Founders Elisa Camahort Page, Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins. The Queerosphere party is just one of the ways they ensure that their conference and all of their products are inclusive and diverse at the DNA level. They are true leaders in every way. And big, big love to the exceptional BlogHer V.P. of Event Operations Lori Luna. She and her amazing team, especially rockstars Erin Groh and Jenni Morrison, make miracles happen for BlogHer attendees! Our community is very lucky to have such exceptionally skilled pros thinking about our every need.]