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The GCLS Annual Conference has been held in cities across the United States of America such as Pittsburgh, Dallas, Washington DC, Orlando, New Orleans, and more since 2005.

In February 2022, the GCLS Board of Directors decided on an exciting new approach to conferences, including moving our conference date, allowing our supporters to choose locations through a public vote, and introducing our very first conference outside of the US.

In 2025, our Annual Conference will move from our typical July dates to mid-to-late May. We hope that these new dates will reduce travel costs for our attendees while also ensuring that the weather in some of our southern states will be more accommodating. In addition to this, moving our US conference mid-to-late May opens up the possibility of adding conferences outside of the US in the fall, with the UK being chosen as our first location due to the large and increasing number of women-loving-women and sapphic authors and readers who live there. 

We're asking you to choose our conference locations for 2025. To narrow the field, the GCLS Board of Directors has chosen three cities in the US and three cities in the UK that fit our criteria of being easily accessible, LGBTQ+ friendly*, and vibrant with tourism to enable our attendees to explore interesting new locations.

* We acknowledge that some locations the GCLS has chosen may be LGBTQ-friendly cities located in LGBTQ-hostile states. We view this as an opportunity to support our LGBTQ family in those cities and look forward to the opportunity to use our voice to do so. 



The options for our May 2025 Annual Conference are

Austin, Texas

Boston, Massachusetts

Seattle, Washington

The vote is now closed and the GCLS Board of Directors will be making an announcement soon.




The options for our Fall/Autumn 2025 UK Conference are

Edinburgh, Scotland

London, England

Manchester, England

The vote is now closed and the GCLS Board of Directors will be making an announcement soon.

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