The Gay Rights movement started rolling around 1968. They finally won marriage equality about 4 years ago.
The sex offender registries started popping up in every state around 1994, and the first serious organizations started developing around 2005. Sorry to disappoint you, but we haven’t haven’t been able to reach all 850,000 registrants and their family members yet.
We are making progress in bringing change to these laws by challenging them on constitutional grounds, and by lobbying our lawmakers and educating the public. For example: Tim P. mentioned in this post, he is part of this https://narsol.org/2017/10/in-denying-snyder-petition-supreme-court-upholds-sixth-circuit-ruling/
The conference is a not a march or parade to show pride. It’s an educational and training event where we learn how to make progress like Tim P. does.