War Conference (1988 LGBT meeting)
One of the most significant gatherings for civil rights occurred at Airlie Center. In February 1988, more than 150 leaders of the LGBTQ community met in a War Conference at Airlie to raise awareness and develop strategies to achieve equal rights under the law. Key initiatives from the conference included national media campaigns, a nation-wide emergency response network, annual conferences, and the establishment of National Coming Out Day.
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