The National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) will hold its 13th annual convention July 26-31 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North. The theme for the Diverse 2010 event is Pearls of Wisdom, a take on the gifts of a traditional thirtieth anniversary. The interracial, multicultural LGBT-oriented group's extravaganza will feature organizational meetings, workshops and festive social events.

A dozen workshops are scheduled, including "Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric Treatment in the LGBT Community,” “The House Community: A Tribute Long Past Due,” and others concerning LGBT issues.

Social events to lighten things up are also on the program in Wilton Manors. An entertaining and festive Madame X No Talent/Talent Show will be staged Thursday evening July 29 in The Manor's Epic Room. The Midlands Region of NABWMT chapters will host a meet and greet reception buffet early Friday evening on July 30.

Also during the week, NABWMT will elect officers and directors, host membership and board of directors meetings to set goals and refine the functions of the organization for the coming year. Discussions and films will be offered along with refreshments during evening hours.

A bit of culture during the week is possible. Visits to the Stonewall Library and Archives are also on the schedule for those attending.

NABWMT last met in Fort Lauderdale in 1998. Other Florida conventions for the organization were staged in Tallahassee in 1989, Key West in 1995 and Miami Beach in 2002.

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