Las Vegas, Nevada is playing host this weekend to the 4th Annual National Black Lesbian Conference. Hosted by the Zuna Institute, a national Black lesbian advocacy group, the conference brings lesbians from the African Diaspora together to discuss both political, social, and health issues over four days.

This years conference features keynote speaker Dr. Marjorie J. Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation’s oldest AIDS service and advocacy organization. Other speakers include Bishop Dr. Yvette Flunder, founder of the San Francisco based City of Refuge Community Church UCC in 1991, Mandy Carter, African American lesbian activist, personal growth advisor Angela Harvey, and CC Carter, Director of Community, Cultural and Legal Programs at the Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ holistic community center. Comedia Karen Williams will serve as the mistress of ceremony for the weekend’s event which includes a performance from Kinetic Soul Band and the West Coast premiere of the play “Walk Like A Man.”

Las Vegas’ Red Rock Hotel will play host to the events this weekend, which conclude on Sunday, July 13. For more information, visit www.zunainstitute.org.