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National LGBTQ Task Force

The latest news about the National LGBTQ Task Force, an grassroots organization that trains and unites activists on the local and state levels. The National LGBTQ Task Force's Policy Institute conducts research and policy analysis in the service of the equality movement. Learn about organizations and individuals--activists, politicians, and allies--who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

1973: When the LGBTQ+ Movement Caught Fire

Stonewall shook the establishment, but four years later, queer rights started to take over the mainstream.

LGBTQ Task Force: Cisgender Men Should Fight for Reproductive Freedom

The National LGBTQ Task Force has assembled a diverse group of straight and queer, trans and cis men to make this case.

Urvashi Vaid, Legendary Activist for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Dies at 63

Vaid was a leader in several LGBTQ+ and other social justice organizations as well as an award-winning author.

Queer Lives Are Under Attack. Fight Back at the Polls

There has been an unprecedented assault against LGBTQ+ people -- especially trans youth -- in state legislatures. It's imperative we voice our anger at the polls.

For First Time, Three National LGBTQ Orgs Will Have Black Leaders

Imani Rupert-Gordon, Alphonso David, and Kierra Johnson are the new faces of queer activism.

National LGBTQ Task Force's Rea Carey on Living Through History

On the eve of the Task Force's Creating Change conference, the group's longtime executive director checks in before handing over the reins.

Rea Carey on Why She's Leaving the National LGBTQ Task Force

Carey introduces us to her successor and tells us where she thinks the LGBTQ+ movement is headed.

Task Force Mourns Winter Party Volunteer Who Died of COVID-19

Ron Rich is the second COVID-19 casualty who attended the LGBTQ fundraiser, held before a national emergency was declared.

Attendee at LGBTQ Charity Circuit Party Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Winter Party attendee showed no symptoms of the virus while at the week-long festival, which began March 4. 

87 Reasons to Go to the Sun-Drenched LGBTQ Task Force Winter Party

The Winter Party Festival produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force is one of the world’s largest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

Anti-Israel Protests Once Again Roil LGBTQ Conference

The National LGBTQ Task Force -- organizers of the Creating Change event -- finds itself in the middle of pro-Israel and pro-Palestine factions.

Task Force's Night of 100 Dinners Raises Money With Eating, Flirting

The innovative event funds equality causes through dozens of intimate dinner parties. 

At Least One Census Survey Will Include Sexual Orientation Question

It's not the Census Bureau's biggest survey, however, which backtracked on plans for such questions earlier this year.

Growing Pains, Opportunity for Nation's Most Influential Queer Gathering

The National LGBTQ Task Force has been bringing thinkers together at the Creating Change conference since 1988. This year's event may be the most important one yet.

A Reminder From Orlando That We Still Must Fight HIV

Among the discussions about what motivated a shooter in Orlando is a disturbing story that reminds us HIV and stigma are still a problem.

Task Force: Police Killing of Korryn Gaines Is "Outrageous"

The fact that nine black women were killed by police this year has one LGBT organization making a strong statement. 

How Are LGBT Groups Supporting Black Lives Matter?

Activists hope to utilize groups like the Human Rights Campaign to help end police violence against African-Americans.

Much Is Lost By Not Listening to Each Other

Leaders of A Wider Bridge tout the value of engaging with LGBT Israelis.

What's the Use in Disrupting Trump?

Protesters incensed by Trump's incendiary rhetoric -- and frustrated by the media's passive response to it -- are increasingly risking their safety. Is it hurting or helping the Donald's campaign?

New TSA Rule Bad News for Trans People, Says Task Force

The rule will reportedly provide for more widespread use of scanners requiring Transportation Security Administration agents to identify a traveler's perceived gender.