National LGBTQ Task Force

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National LGBTQ Task Force
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Formation 1973
Headquarters Washington, D.C., USA
United States
Rea Carey
Deputy Executive Director
Russell Roybal
Slogan Be You.
Mission The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
Formerly called
National Gay Task Force; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit[1] organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.[2] Also known as The Task Force, the organization supports action and activism on behalf of LGBTQ people and advances a progressive vision of liberation. Current leadership includes executive director Rea Carey and deputy executive director Russell Roybal.

The Task Force organizes the annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, a skills-building event for community and allies with over 2,000 attendees each year.[3] The Task Force Policy Institute think tank conducts social science research, policy analysis, strategy development, public education, and advocacy.[4]



Robert L Livingston, his husband, artist Tom Ellis, and Doctor Howard Brown, Surgeon General of New York City; co-founders, 1973, New York City

Bruce Voeller (1973-1976; co-director 1976-1978)

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  1. ^ a b National Gay and Lesbian Task Force rebrands itself National LGBTQ Task Force
  2. ^ "National Gay and Lesbian Task Force — Info". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Opens Creating Change Conference". 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ Policy Institute, NGLTF website, retrieved 2007-10-17 
  5. ^ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. "Task Force History". Retrieved 2014-07-09. 1985 – To make clear the commitment to gender parity and lesbian issues, the Task Force changes its name to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 
  6. ^ Beredo, Cheryl; Nealon, Chris; Marston, Brenda. "Guide to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Records, 1973-2008". Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. 
  7. ^ "L a n i ' s · b i o". 
  8. ^ "16th Annual Creating Change Conference Kicks Off in Miami". Common Dreams. November 7, 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  9. ^ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (2005-11-29). "Task Force Denounces Vatican Guidelines Barring Gay Men from the Priesthood; Calls Upon Gay Priests to Come Out and for Catholics to Support Them". Common Dreams. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  10. ^ a b "'Queering the census' movement aims to get single gays counted". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 

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