The Anti-Heterosexism Conference is an excellent idea whose time has come. I hope that the conference considers critical thinking in its criteria.
Definition of critical thinking:
Critical thinking calls for a persistent effort to examine any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the evidence that supports it. Critical thinking is important, because it enables one to analyze, evaluate, explain, and restructure our thinking, decreasing thereby the risk of adopting, acting on, or thinking with, a false belief.
For example: the belief that same-sex marriage will destroy all marriage. Critical thinking analyzes this belief for evidence to support it or lack of evidence that finds it to be false.