Results tagged “Task Force” from The Bilerico Project

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NCLR & Task Force Pull Out of Michfest Protests

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the National LGBTQ Task Force have both withdrawn their support of an ongoing campaign to pressure the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to stop excluding transgender women.Read More

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Black Trans People Address Creating Change Conference

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 07, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

On a fierce and defiant note, Ferguson activists took over the stage Friday during a plenary session at Creating Change. Their message: center black voices, check your privilege, and recognize that killings of black and trans people constitute an emergency and an outrage.Read More

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Trans Activists Storm Stage at Creating Change

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 06, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Chanting "Trans lives matter!", activists in Denver took over the stage Thursday evening at Creating Change, the National LGBTQ Task Force's annual conference. The protest appeared to lead to the cancellation of a planned speech by Denver mayor Michael Hancock.Read More


Coretta Scott King: Gay Rights Are Part of MLK's Dream

Filed by John M. Becker | January 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Coretta Scott King in 2000: "I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people."Read More

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The LGBTQ Task Force: More Than Weddings

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 02, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Our oldest national LGBT rights organization agrees that there is more to our liberation than the rights to marry, have children, or serve in the military.Read More

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Task Force Changes Name to Reflect Broader Movement

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just in time for National Coming Out Day, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is coming out with a new name and a new tagline.Read More

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BREAKING: Task Force Withdraws Support for ENDA

Filed by John M. Becker | July 08, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - the nation's oldest LGBT civil rights organization, and a leader in the fight for ENDA for more than two decades - announced that it has decided to drop its support for the measure. Read More

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BREAKING: Obama Will Sign ENDA Executive Order

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

President Obama will sign an executive order forbidding federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people in the workplace.Read More

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Rea Carey Arrested at Immigration Protest

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, was arrested today in Washington while protesting the U.S. House's inaction on fair immigration reform.Read More

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Laverne Cox Electrifies Creating Change Conference

Filed by John M. Becker | January 31, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

"Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox told attendees at Creating Change that LGBT people must continue reaching out to each other, across our differences, with love and empathy.Read More

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The Government is Shut Down, So Let's Talk about ENDA?

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 03, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just because Congress has lost its collective mind doesn't mean our organizations need to follow suit. Read More


Emerging Chinese Leaders Head Home After Extensive Training

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 04, 2013 | 3:15 PM | comments

While the international eye may be more on the explosive Middle East, one group in Los Angeles has been focused on China for several years now - the LA Gay & Lesbian Center.Read More


Indiana Passes Right to Work Legislation

Filed by Bil Browning | February 01, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Indiana has become the latest state to enact a Right To Work union busting law. Hey, someone tell the Task Force.Read More


A Quick Programming Note

Filed by Bil Browning | January 24, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

It's time for the Task Force's Creating Change conference this weekend and once again there will be a huge Bilerico presence at the event.Read More


If NGLTF Joined the 'Sh*t People Say' Meme

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

I originally thought this was The Task Force's entry into the video meme. Here's "Shit (Young, White, Class-privileged, City-based) "Radical Queers" Say to Each Other."Read More

Black Trans Respondents Fared Worse In Discrimination Survey

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A recent analysis of data from the newest large-scale survey of discrimination against transgender and transsexual people shows that Black trans respondents fared far worse than others in the survey. Read More


Troup Coronado Resigns from Equality California

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

After resigning from GLAAD's board on Wednesday, Coronado, the lobbyist at the center of the "GayT&T" scandal, has now resigned from Equality California, too. Read More


No One Should Fear Being Jobless, Homeless & Hungry

Filed by Ed Team | May 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one should fear being jobless, homeless and going hungry because of discrimination. Without legal protections, transgender people are left particularly vulnerable to bias. We commend lawmakers for ensuring that all Nevadans, regardless of gender identity or expression, are protected...Read More

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#SSS: The Big Election Special Podcast

Filed by Phil Reese | October 31, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

This week on SameSexSunday, Joe chats with Human Rights Campaign's Kevin Nix and OneIowa's Justin Uebelhor about the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to influence the Iowa elections this year. Then, we get election predictions and highlights from GOProud's Chris...Read More


HHS committee votes against lifting gay blood ban

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This decision is outrageous, irresponsible and archaic. We expect more out of this advisory committee and this administration than to uphold an unnecessarily discriminatory policy from another era. 'We've said it before: The most critical issue is to ensure that...Read More

Should we be counting the queers?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Task Force realized that not every gay person is in a couple, and not every queer person can be found by asking about relationships, so they're protesting the fact that there's no question about sexuality or gender identity by...Read More


Not every gay person is in a relationship

Filed by Ed Team | March 31, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I thought, this is going to ring so hollow to our community. Many of us are not married. Many of us are not partnered." --Jaime Grant, from the Task Force, talking about the inspiration behind the Queer the Census campaign...Read More

Housing anti-discrimination bill introduced in House

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 12, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Good news is that this is being introduced. Let's see if, unlike ENDA, DADT repeal, and the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, this one actually gets a vote in the House: Two House Democrats are backing a bill that...Read More

The 2010 Winter Party Festival Fashion Review

Filed by Father Tony | March 09, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

We all know it's the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's "Party with a Purpose" and that the proceeds do a lot of good, but for me, the annual highlight of my attendance at the Under One Sun Pool Party...Read More

Rea Carey meet BadEvan. BadEvan, Rea Carey.

Filed by Bil Browning | February 19, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

One of the treats from the Creating Change conference earlier this month was meeting Evan McMahon, an Indiana queer blogger known as BadEvan. We'd e-mailed, IMed, and tweeted back and forth, but we'd never actually met in real life. Right...Read More

Live large - Think big

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 10, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

That was the slogan of the 22nd Annual National Conference on LGBT Equality in Dallas, Texas. Good thing we weren't in Rhode Island. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of LGBT organizing happening in RI. Two thousand activists from...Read More

The State of the Movement: Speeches aren't change, change is more than words

Filed by Bil Browning | February 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey presented the annual State of the Movement address today at the 22nd Creating Change conference in Dallas, Texas. The speech was a real barnburner that brought the crowd to their feet multiple times as Carey...Read More

Come create some change

Filed by Cathy Renna | January 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Do you like complex conversations? Do you enjoy talking about the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class etc? Do you celebrate and thrive in a diverse, unapologetically queer setting? If so, keep reading. I've got the perfect weekend...Read More


Bilerico Project at the Creating Change conference

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

NGLTF's Creating Change conference for LGBT activists is coming up quickly and this year Bilerico Project is co-sponsoring six workshops focusing on online activism and best practices for new media campaigns. We're partnering with the New Organizing Institute and Feministing...Read More

Thanks, Frank!

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Jaime Grant is the director of the Policy Institute at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She holds a Ph.D. in Women's Studies from the Union Institute and has offered a course in social movements at Georgetown...Read More

Wearing Rainbows: Simple Acts to Show Your Faith Inclusion

Filed by Dustin Kight | May 21, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Last week the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Institute for Welcoming Resources, Family Equality Council and COLAGE launched a multimedia, LGBT family-inclusive faith curriculum called All in God's Family: Creating Allies for Our LGBT Families. (Click here to read...Read More

Islamic terrorists are using SODOMY to recruit!

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 05, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Gay Patriot, a gay conservative blog, is asking you to set your beds to wet with new information originally reported by the British tabloid The Sun: terrorists are using TEH SODOMY to recruit new suicide bombers. They've started a watch...Read More

Please Welcome to the Table...Generation Y

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the Acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. Brace yourselves, the largest living generation is lurking in our midst and they might not be who you think they are - let alone operate...Read More

Project launched to place LGBT professionals in the next presidential administration

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | February 20, 2008 | 10:15 AM | comments

The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, along with partners including HRC, the Task Force and Stonewall Democrats, today launched a community-wide effort to make sure openly LGBT professionals have a shot at the thousands of presidential appointments that will fill...Read More

My Very Own Creating Change Moments

Filed by Dustin Kight | February 11, 2008 | 10:42 PM | comments

If you accused me of being one of those people who gush and awe too much, you wouldn't be the first. I'll take it as a compliment, though -- one of the few vestiges of my Southern upbringing I'm proud...Read More

Me on Jamie Kirchick on Matt Foreman

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2008 | 10:14 PM | comments

One can only imagine the conversation that took place between The Advocate and America's third-favorite gay conservative, Jamie Kirchick, when he was asked to write an opinion piece on Matt Foreman's resignation.... The Advocate: Jamie, you're gay and, like, into...Read More

The Evolution of Input

Filed by Dustin Kight | January 26, 2008 | 8:41 PM | comments

Despite coming to the Bilerico Project through my work at the Family Equality Council, I try not to push my organization on this site. But it's a bit like the separation of Church and State -- hard to define and...Read More

Government should not be prying into and punishing relationships between consenting adults

Filed by Matt Foreman | October 25, 2007 | 11:24 AM | comments

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc., applauds yesterday’s 3–0 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit striking down a federal statute commonly known as “Section 2257” because its extensive regulation of visual depictions...Read More

Say It Ain't So, Joe!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 03, 2007 | 4:08 AM | comments

Ok, so have we finally had enough NOW? Once again, the Human Rights Campaign has sunk to the community's lowest expectations, and turned a willful blind eye to anti-transgender discrimination. Thing is, this is exactly what they promised us they...Read More