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Election 2012: The country comes out
Guest post by Beth Zemsky, former board co-chair of the Task Force Election Day 2012 was a momentous day. In my adopted home state of Minnesota, we fought back two regressive constitutional ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 11/15/2012 1 4 - -
A win for 47 million women
Beginning today, nearly all employer-sponsored health care plans are required to cover preventive health care services for women with no cost-sharing requirements like co-pays, deductibles or co-...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 08/01/2012 2 5 - 29
Demanding equal pay for equal work
By Laurie Young, Ph.D., director of aging and economic security, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Today is Equal Pay Day. This is the day in the year that shows how much longer women have to ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/17/2012 1 2 - 16
Task Force calls for end to racial profiling
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund submitted written testimony for today's hearing on "Ending Racial Profiling in America," held by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/17/2012 1 1 - 11
National LGBT rights groups issue joint open letter on the killing of Trayvon Martin
A coalition of national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations today issued an open letter that described the killing of Trayvon Martin as a “national call to action”;
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/02/2012 2 19 - 95
Task Force holds phone bank for equality in Anchorage
As part of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force'€™s ongoing efforts to secure nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in Anchorage, Alaska, we hosted a phone bank last night in Washington,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/30/2012 1 1 - 8
Mourning the loss of Adrienne Rich
By Hans Johnson, Vice Co-Chair, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Board of Directors Feminist poet Adrienne Rich, who died this week at the age of 82 , was a staggering intellect, with a voice of ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/29/2012 7 11 - 46
LGBT rights on the line in Alaska
By Trina Olson, Task Force Senior Training Manager In November, I had the privilege of supporting the OneAnchorage campaign as it was preparing for its major kickoff. While there, I fell in love ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/23/2012 7 18 - 53
Time to invest in people
The budget gets a lot of attention in Washington, D.C. And we’re about to launch into a whole new season of it with a renewed sense of urgency carried by the weight of a presidential election year.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 02/13/2012 2 5 - 24
End the death penalty now
This week’s execution of Troy Davis drew worldwide attention, but, as ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 09/23/2011 10 20 - 48
New analysis shows startling levels of discrimination against Black transgender people
Black transgender and gender non-conforming people face some of the highest levels of discrimination of all transgender people according to a new analysis released today,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 09/16/2011 44 17 - 134
Task Force sends letter to McDonald’s following attack on transgender woman
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey this week sent a letter to James Skinner, McDonald’s CEO, deploring the recent attack on Chrissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman, at ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/27/2011 9 23 1 122
The power of one, the power of many
The following are remarks made by Pam David, board co-chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation, at the March 18 Out & Equal Executive Forum in San Francisco, Calif. ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/22/2011 2 7 - 36
Raise the bar, Mr. President
By Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Each year, there is an opportunity for the president to set the tone for the coming year, to assert priorities. There ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 01/21/2011 6 13 2 78
Dream Fulfilled: DREAM Denied
By Laurie Young, Ph.D., Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force This week, the legislative repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell' became a ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 12/22/2010 14 19 - 143
Speaking out against a rising tide of intolerance
By the Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Faith Work Director In 1946, while addressing the Confessing Church in Germany about the Holocaust, Pastor Martin Niemoller ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 09/10/2010 9 15 - 48
Make our schools safe for all
For some young people, going to school is tantamount to a daily dose of torture. In too many cases, harassment, taunting and abuse are allowed to go on unabated in our nation’s schools. We ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 08/10/2010 17 29 - 55
‘You matter. We matter. Social Security matters.’
By Laurie Young, Ph.D., Interim Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force On June 22, I had the privilege of attending the National Association ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 06/25/2010 7 14 1 48
Calling for an end to Arizona’s unjust immigration law
The Task Force and more than 20 other LGBT rights groups and allies today issued a joint statement calling for an end to Arizona’s discriminatory anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070:
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 06/07/2010 8 8 1 34
Life is to be enjoyed, not endured
By Laurie Young, Ph.D., Interim Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force This has been a challenging couple of years. In August 2007, I had ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 05/11/2010 3 14 - 37
Task Force to Clear Channel: Stop referring our youth to ‘ex-gay’ ministry
BREAKING: Late Thursday afternoon, Clear Channel issued a statement saying that it will "remove the Exodus organization from its referral system and remove links to Exodus from its ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/15/2010 9 16 - 126
Task Force affirms APA's refutation of 'gender identity disorder' in new edition of DSM
By Jaime Grant, Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has released its commentary on the American Psychiatric Association&...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/12/2010 9 15 - 46
It's National Census Day: Time to Queer the Census!
Today is National Census Day! What does that mean for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and straight allies? If you haven't already, fill out your census form,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 04/01/2010 20 10 - 25
'Pope Benedict, the world is watching and waiting'
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and its National Religious Leadership Roundtable condemn the handling of the evolving scandal of sexual abuses by priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Pope ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/30/2010 67 27 - 178
Constance goes to the prom (maybe); Juin goes to Pensacola
By Sue Hyde of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Millions of people now know the story of Constance McMillen, the senior at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Miss., and her ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/29/2010 7 31 - 127
Reform our nation's cruel and broken immigration system
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force , a longtime advocate for comprehensive and humane immigration reform, joined thousands of people from across the ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/19/2010 27 15 - 85
Fundamental Freedom: A Second Chance in Fulton
As the cowardly public school leadership in Fulton, Miss., cancels the Itawamba Agricultural High School prom out of fear and loathing of difference, 18-year-old Constance McMillen stands strong in ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/15/2010 3 15 - 44
Amend the Fair Housing Act to ban housing discrimination against LGBT people
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund Executive Director Rea Carey testified before Congress today, calling on federal lawmakers to amend the Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/11/2010 5 8 - 20
Say yes to health care reform, no to health insurance abuses
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 03/09/2010 9 6 - 20
New Video: Queering the Census at Creating Change
Task Force Policy Institute Director Jaime Grant discusses Queer the Census at the 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 02/19/2010 7 2 - 13
Videos: The Task Force, MALDEF address LGBT rights advocates
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) President and General Counsel Thomas Saenz, addressed many lesbian, ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 02/16/2010 5 11 - 16
Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey presents State of the Movement address
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey presented the annual State of the Movement address today at the 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, in ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 02/05/2010 7 16 - 190
Faith leaders speak out against abhorrent Ugandan ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’
Faith leaders from around the country led an American Prayer Hour event at today's National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, where they prayed together for peace and served as witness ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 02/04/2010 12 14 - 28
Stay connected to the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
This week, more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are gathering in Dallas, Texas, to meet each other, share skills and map out concrete ways to work toward ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 02/03/2010 2 9 - 13
Time for concrete action, Mr. President
By Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force In his State of the Union address, President Obama vowed to work with Congress and the military this year to finally ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 01/28/2010 51 16 - 36
Task Force to co-host counter-protest to National Prayer Breakfast
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is co-hosting the American Prayer Hour to protest the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 4. It is among other American Prayer Hour events occurring nationwide.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 01/19/2010 11 26 - 71
A Great Depression?
By Jaime Grant, Ph.D., Policy Institute Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force This week’s New York Times /CBS ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 12/17/2009 4 10 - 95
What Progressives Should Know About John A. Perez
The openly gay Latino whom Democrats in California’s Assembly recently selected to be the next speaker is, in the parlance of elected office, a “freshman.” But John A. Perez has a ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 12/14/2009 7 11 - 84
LGBT Americans Outraged at Delay in Basic Job Rights
Note: Below is a joint statement related to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In light of continuing delays in the House of Representatives, we must state clearly and ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 12/04/2009 8 26 - 99
LGBT people must not be left behind in job creation effort
The Obama administration is today convening a group of nonprofit, government and private sector leaders for a jobs summit to consider how to reverse the growing unemployment rolls and the ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 12/03/2009 2 24 - 127
Outing Age 2010 shines spotlight on challenges facing LGBT elders
By Jaime Grant, Ph.D., Policy Institute Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 11/23/2009 19 32 - 145
Stupak: Faith leaders angry, but not surprised
While some use faith as a reason to push back reproductive rights, other faith leaders have come out reaffirming that abortion must be safe, legal and accessible. The Rev. Debra Haffner of ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 11/16/2009 22 41 1 266
In Kalamazoo, 'You’re Welcome' Takes on New Meaning
Anyone who has grown up in and then departed my hometown of Kalamazoo, Mich., has faced the same question from curious acquaintances: “You’re from where?” The city’s name ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 11/04/2009 11 15 1 210
Get out the vote: No on 1 in Maine!
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is on the ground in Maine working with the No on 1 campaign to protect marriage equality in ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 11/03/2009 45 160 - 245
History in the Making
As President Obama today signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the following 34 organizations issued this joint statement:
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 10/28/2009 122 307 1 162
End the shameful state of workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Americans: Pass ENDA
By Jaime Grant, Ph.D., Policy Institute Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force The state of the U.S. workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people — ...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 09/23/2009 18 38 1 48
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