@brodehouse: I totally get that. But I am really questioning his here.
to provide a safe environment for the LGBT community.
This just sounds like victimizing in my opinion. They do not need to be protected. The rest is totally fine and should be for everyone else. It is like a Pax with specializing in LGBT panels.and shows. And for the special part it was meant in general. If you make yourself "special" in a way like talking only about domestic violence against women instead of domestic violence in general or racism against black people instead of racism in general you make your self special in a very negative way in my opinion.
No, it's not 'special', it's specific. As in, if I'm holding a panel talking specifically about LGBT abuse, then other abuse is only relevant as comparative data, to lend evidence to an argument. If I said LGBT were unique in suffering abuse, then yes, I would be making them special. But under your platform, speaking about anything in specific is unequal, which is obviously untenable.
And I've already said my spiel about 'safe space' psychology. It's just used to keep a group penned in, and frame any disagreement towards it as abuse or a threat. It is exactly what cults do, you remove people from an environment where they have to defend what they believe in with reason, continually prod their fear with the idea that 'only here can you be safe, everyone else is trying to hurt you', and through encouraging group security through personal insecurity, you encourage perpetual victimization.