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Wallace-Sexton Travel Funds to Creating Change

Creating Change Conference

The Wallace-Sexton Travel Funds provide a limited number of Yale College (undergraduate) students the opportunity to attend the National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference each year, covering the cost of transportation, registration and shared hotel rooms.

This conference brings together activists working on LGBTQ political, social and cultural issues from around the United States and offers strategy, skills and networking sessions, small and large over the course of the weekend. It is held in a different city each year. More information is available at the Creating Change website.

For 2022, the Creating Change conference will take place in San Francisco from January 17 through January 21.  Applications to join are due at 5:00pm on Friday, January 20.


Wallace-Sexton Travel funds will cover the cost of roundtrip train or air fare, registration and a shared hotel room. Students are responsible for their own food costs, but a Youth Hospitality Suite sponsored by the Conference provides some free food for conference attendees.

Wallace-Sexton Travel funds will cover the cost of student registration, transportation, and shared hotel rooms.  If selected, you must coordinate your travel with the Director of LGBTQ Resources.


All Yale College (undergraduate) students are eligible to apply.  Students must be able to attend the entire conference.


Applications for Creating Change 2023 are due at 5:00pm on Friday, January 20.


The Office of LGBTQ Resources begins accepting applications at the beginning of each fall semester for Wallace-Sexton Travel Funds for the Creating Change Conference, held in late January each year.​ Applications should include a statement of current and previous involvement in LGBTQ activism, what the applicant hopes to get from the conference, and any future activism that would be informed by attendance at the conference. Applicants are also asked to identify especially exicting sessions and topics they hope to explore at the conference, drawing from the Conference Schedule at a Glance.


For questions and more information, contact Samuel Byrd.