On July 29-30, over 400 delegates attend a National Gay Leadership Conference in Denver co-sponsored by Dignity, M.C.C., the National Gay Task Force and the Gay Rights National Lobby. The goals of the conference are to carefully analyze and learn from the defeat of the gay rights bill in Dade County; assist local people in the field to build effective media, lobbying and religious education programs; to develop resolutions of unified action in support of civil rights. Every gay organization in the country is invited to send two delegates to the conference. Paul Diederich convenes the conference on Friday evening by introducing keynote speakers Ginny Apuzzo (GRNL), Jean O’Leary (NGTF) and the Reverend Troy Perry (MCC).