Tag Archives: NGLTF

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Is Now The National LGBTQ Task Force

Via the Washington Post: It’s a subtle change, but a nod to the group’s plans to shift attention to the types of legal and social issues that have arisen as the nation’s thinking on gay rights has shifted dramatically in recent years. The decision has been in the works for several months, but is announced two days after the U.S. ...

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MISSOURI: LGBT Groups Stand With Family Of Teen Killed By Cop

A coalition of 17 national LGBT and civil rights groups have issued a joint letter in support of the family of Missouri teenager Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer has inflamed racial tensions and prompted a national outcry. Among the groups signing the letter are the ACLU, HRC, GLAD, GLAAD, GMHC, NGLTF, PFLAG, and the Trevor Project.

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Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner On ENDA

Yesterday several major LGBT groups including the ACLU, the NGLTF, and Lambda Legal announced that they no longer support ENDA due to its broad religious exemptions. Buzzfeed‘s Chris Geidner has published a lengthy look at the ENDA battle and concludes his analysis with three reasons for the sudden change of heart. The final reason: The White House is preparing an ...

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NGTLF Retracts Support For ENDA

“The morning the sun rose after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, we all woke up in a changed and intensified landscape of religious exemptions being used as an excuse to discriminate. The reality is that while politics is about compromise, some compromises are too great. After much soul searching, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund has ...

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Civil Rights & LGBT Groups Denounce Hobby Lobby Ruling By Supreme Court

The Center For Inquiry Today the Court made clear it does not view Americans’ access to medically necessary health care as a compelling government interest, and announced loud and clear that the religious preferences of employers take preference over the health needs of workers. In making its decision, the Supreme Court also made a determination that will cause significant confusion ...

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MAINE: NOM Files Campaign Finance Complaints Against HRC And Task Force

Via the Portland Press Herald: The National Organization for Marriage, the nation’s leading opponent of gay marriage, has filed two retaliatory complaints claiming that its adversaries violated Maine election laws more than four years ago. The complaints against the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force stem from campaign activity in the 2009 referendum over Maine’s ...

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Equality Groups React To Phelps Death

People For The American Way Fred Phelps made a name for himself by protesting the funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims. In particular, he spent decades causing immeasurable pain to LGBT people and their families. My thoughts are with all those people today. Very much in spite of himself, Fred Phelps was an important figure in the movement for ...

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New Jersey Ruling Reactions

ACLU-New Jersey This is a great day for all of New Jersey. The court has recognized the love and commitment that same-sex couples share is no different from anyone else’s,” said Udi Ofer, executive director of the ACLU of New Jersey. “The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act made it clear that ...

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LGBT Groups Launch $2M ENDA Push

A coalition of the LGBT rights groups today announced a $2M campaign to support the passage of ENDA.  Via press release: Today the bipartisan campaign Americans for Workplace Opportunity announced it had formed in order to take advantage of a historic opportunity to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 19 years after its first introduction — a bill to ban workplace ...

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LGBT Groups Demand NYC Council Overide Mayor Bloomberg’s “Stop & Frisk” Veto

Saying that the NYPD’s infamous stop-and-frisk policy unfairly targets LGBT people of color, a coalition of 34 national and local LGBT groups are demanding that the New York City Council override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of their bill to restrict the practice. Via press release: Today, national and international LGBT organizations – including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Lambda ...

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LGBT Rights Groups Denounce Supreme Court’s Ruling On Voting Rights Act

LGBT Rights Coalition We, America’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations, join civil rights organizations – and indeed, all Americans whom this law has served to protect – in expressing acute dismay at today’s ruling. Not only had Congress repeatedly reaffirmed the need for this bedrock civil rights protection, but authoritative voices from across America had filed amicus briefs urging the court ...

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LGBT Groups React To Boy Scouts Change

Scouts For Equality “The Boy Scouts of America can do better,” said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout and Executive Director of Scouts for Equality. “We welcome the news that the ban on gay Scouts is history, but our work isn’t over until we honor the Scout Law by making this American institution open and affirming to all.” Human Rights Campaign ...

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Frenchie Davis – Love’s Got A Hold On Me

At yesterday’s Atlanta conclusion of the 25th annual Creating Change conference held by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, out American Idol and The Voice contestant Frenchie Davis performed her new track and invited attendees to perform as her background dancers. Joining Davis on stage are NGLTF head Rea Carey, comedian Kate Clinton, and many young people who are ...

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President Obama Delivers Video Message To NGLTF National Convention

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is holding its 25th annual Creating Change conference in Atlanta this week. Moments ago they played the below video message from President Obama. You can watch today’s goings-on at the NGLTF live video stream.

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LGBT Groups Praise President Obama’s Inaugural Call For Full Equality

Freedom To Marry In his second Inaugural today, President Obama traced the moral arc from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and rightly exalted the struggle for the freedom to marry as part of America’s moral commitment to equality, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom to Marry applauds our president and the moral leadership he has shown, the moral ...

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MARYLAND: Gay Rights Group Tells Voters To Oppose Putting Gambling On Ballot

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has sent a mailer to Maryland voters telling them to oppose placing a vote on casinos on the ballot because anti-gambling forces will turn out at the polls and those voters also oppose marriage equality. Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed: “If the gaming bill is on the ballot, opponents are likely to spend millions ...

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LGBT Groups React To SCOTUS Ruling

Human Rights Campaign The Supreme Court’s decision means millions of Americans – including many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families – will be better served by our nation’s healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act addresses a number of the barriers LGBT people face in obtaining health insurance, from financial barriers to obtaining affordable coverage to discrimination by ...

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NGLTF Launches Queer The Vote 2012

Today the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force launched Queer The Vote 2012. Visit their voter guide and educate yourself on the many issues facing LGBT Americans this November.

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VIDEO: Under One Sun

Father Tony compiled the below footage at Saturday’s pool party thrown by the Task Force. I’m still sorting through the hundreds of photos I took at yesterday’s main Winter Party event and will have that posted later today.

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Maryland Marriage Reactions

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Maryland and marriage equality will certainly make a lovely couple. Maryland is the Free State, after all. To be able to share and celebrate one’s love and commitment both publicly and legally is a lifelong dream for thousands of same-sex couples and their families. It’s thrilling that Maryland is poised to make this a ...

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