A panel of experts will engage in a comprehensive discussion on a variety of topics related to the state of the LGBTQ community. Panelists will discuss the important role of positive gender and sexual orientation terminology/language to build inclusive LGBTQ environments. In addition, panelists will discuss current LGBTQ legal cases and provide updates on their status as well as the implications of those cases on the rights and well-being of the LGBTQ community. Finally, panelists will also discuss the latest HIV/AIDS data at the local, state, and national level and what can be done to help improve the health of the Latino LGBTQ community. Moderator: Brad Veloz, Brad Veloz, LGBTQ LULAC Member Council # 22198. Presenters: Mary Helen Gloria, Executive Director, Mujeres Unidas Contra El Sida Eduardo Juarez, Supervisory Trial Attorney, U.S. EEOC Maria Salazar, Family Law Attorney, San Antonio, Texas Robert Salcido, Jr., Statewide Field Coordinator, Equality Texas. In Room 221-A.