The Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference is an international conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and other underrepresented global sexual and gender identities and expressions related queer language research and discourse studies. It provides a place for emerging queer linguistics scholarship. The conference is the longest continually running LGBT studies conference in the US. In 2017 the conference expanded to a Summer Institute hosted at Florida Atlantic University with 10 days of class discussion, research opportunities and informal conversations exploring topics of current interest in language and sexuality studies, queer linguistics, and various lavender language themes. Find out more history of the conference here.